5 years ago

Line-driven ablation of circumstellar discs: II. Analyzing the role of multiple resonances.

Nathaniel Kee, Rolf Kuiper, Stan Owocki

We extend our previous study of radiative ablation of circumstellar disks by line-scattering of the star's radiation, accounting now for the effect of multiple line resonances off the stellar limb. For an analytic, three-dimensional model of the velocity structure of an equatorial Keplerian disk bounded at higher latitudes by a radially accelerating stellar wind outflow, we use root-finding methods to identify multiple resonances from a near-disk circumstellar location along starward rays both on and off the stellar core. Compared to our previous study that accounted only for the effect of on-core resonances in reducing the radiative driving through the scattering of radiation away from a near-disk circumstellar location, including off-limb resonances leads to additional radiative driving from scattering toward this location. Instead of the up-to-50% reduction in line-acceleration previously inferred from multiple resonance effects, we now find a more modest 15-20% net reduction.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.09312

DOI: arXiv:1710.09312v2

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