Jets from Young Stars

Models and Constraints

  • Jonathan Ferreira
  • Catherine Dougados
  • Emma Whelan

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 723)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Observational Constraints

  3. Magneto-Hydrodynamic Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Guy Pelletier
      Pages 77-101
    3. E.J.M Caroline, L.J Terquem
      Pages 103-115
    4. Kanaris Tsinganos
      Pages 117-159
    5. Thibaut Lery
      Pages 161-180
    6. Jonathan Ferreira
      Pages 181-207
    7. Christophe Sauty
      Pages 209-224
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 225-228

About this book


This volume contains the edited lecture notes of the First JETSET School on Jets from Young Stars: Models and Constraints, held by the Marie Curie Research and Training Network on JET Simulations, Experiments and Theory. At this school the lecturers gave an introduction to observational properties and basic models describing the launching and collimation mechanisms of jets. The first half of the book is devoted to general observational constraints, covering the outflow phenomenon in young stars, the identification of magneto-centrifugal processes as the main jet driving mechanism, and the magnetic interaction between the star and its accretion disc. The second half of the book is devoted to theoretical knowledge of magneto-hydrodynamic processes pertinent to the jet launching mechanism in young stars. This comprises a general introduction to magneto-hydrodynamics, a description of the role of MHD processes in Standard Accretion Discs, and the physics of steady state MHD outflows, from the basic concepts and equations to modern self-similar solutions. Further lectures detail the various classes of steady magnetic-wind models currently discussed in the context of protostellar jets.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Ferreira
    • 1
  • Catherine Dougados
    • 2
  • Emma Whelan
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de GrenobleUniversité Joseph FourierBP 53France
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de GrenobleUniversité Joseph FourierBP 53France
  3. 3.Dublin Institute for Advanced StudiesDublin 2Ireland

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