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Tuesday 20 Mar 2018[Journal Club] Sublimation fronts in the protoplanetary disk of T-Tasuri star: SU Aurigae

Aaron Labdon - University of Exeter

4th Floor Interaction Area 11:15-11:45

We present new interferometric observations of the SU Aurigae circumstellar environment from the CLIMB instrument at the CHARA array. The extent and quality of these observations allow for a multi-method approach to understanding the protoplanetary disk. Geometric modelling and image reconstruction reveal a highly inclined disk structure, characterised by a hard, bright inner sublimation rim. The structure of this sublimation front and the composition of the disk is investigated through extensive radiative transfer analysis, combining interferometry and photometry.

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