Influence of the Disk Wind on the Intrinsic Polarization of Young Stars
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The behavior of the linear polarization parameters of UX Ori stars during their eclipses by circumstellar dust clouds is studied. A circumstellar disk with a disk wind creating a puffing in the dust sublimation zone is considered. We show that the disk puffing can strongly affect the degree of polarization and color index of the star during its eclipse. A strong wind can change the orientation of the plane of linear polarization. The scattered radiation from a thin disk is polarized perpendicularly to its plane, but the radiation from a disk with a strong wind can be polarized along the disk plane. A situation where the disk-scattered radiation is not polarized in a certain spectral band is possible owing to the disk puffing. There can be different orientations of the linear polarization of the disk radiation in different spectral bands.
Keywordsyoung stars circumstellar environment radiative transfer polarization
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