Hydrodynamic Modeling of Accretion Shock on CTTSs

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High resolution (R ~ 600) X-ray observations of some classical T Tauri stars (CTTSs) (TW Hya, BP Tau, V4046 Sgr, MP Mus and RU Lupi) have shown the presence of X-ray plasma at T ~ 2–3 × 106 K and denser than n e ~ 1011 cm-3 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], which suggests an origin different from the coronal one (n e ~ 1010 cm_3). Stationary models demonstrated that X-ray emission from CTTSs could also be produced by the accreting material [6]. We address this issue with the aid of a time-dependent hydrodynamic numerical model describing the impact of an accretion stream onto the chromosphere of a CTTS (see [7] for more details). Our simulations include the effects of gravity, radiative losses from optically thin plasma, the thermal conduction and a detailed modeling of the stellar chromosphere. The gravity and the parameters describing the accretion stream (density n e D 1011 cm-3 and velocity v D 450 km s-1) were chosen in order to match the X-ray properties of the CTTSs MP Mus [4].
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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