X-rays from accretion shocks in classical T Tauri stars: 2D MHD modeling and the role of local absorption

Giovanni Peres, Fabio Reale, Costanza Argiroffi, Marco Miceli, Rosaria Bonito, Argiroffi, Fabio Reale, Orlando, Giovanni Peres, Miceli, Matsakos, Ibgui, Sthelé

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In classical T Tauri stars (CTTS) strong shocks are formed where the accretion funnel impacts with the denser stellar chromosphere. Although current models of accretion provide a plausible global picture of this process, some fundamental aspects are still unclear: the observed X-ray luminosity in accretion shocks is order of magnitudes lower than predicted; the observed density and temperature structures of the hot post-shock region are puzzling and still unexplained by models. To address these issues we performed 2D MHD simulations describing an accretion stream impacting onto the chromosphere of a CTTS, exploring different configurations and strengths of the magnetic field. From the model results we then synthesized the X-ray emission emerging from the hot post-shock, taking into account the local absorption due to the pre-shock stream and surrounding atmosphere. We find that the different configurations and strengths of the magnetic field profoundly affect the hot post-shock properties. Moreover the emerging X-ray emission strongly depends also on the viewing angle under which accretion is observed. Some of the explored configuration are able to reproduce the observed features of X-ray spectra of CTTS. © International Astronomical Union 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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X-rays from accretion shocks in classical T Tauri stars: 2D MHD modeling and the role of local absorption. / Peres, Giovanni; Reale, Fabio; Argiroffi, Costanza; Miceli, Marco; Bonito, Rosaria; Argiroffi; Reale, Fabio; Orlando; Peres, Giovanni; Miceli; Matsakos; Ibgui; Sthelé.

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