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Pre-main-sequence Binaries

  • Robert D. Mathieu
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Part of the Saas-Fee Advanced Course book series (SAASFEE, volume 42)

Abstract

In this final chapter we focus on binary populations amongst pre-main-sequence stars, namely the evolutionary phase between protostars and the main-sequence which includes both classical and weak-lined T Tauri stars. Our discussion begins by looking at the frequency of pre-main-sequence binaries as a function of environment as well as orbital period. There are brief discussions on higher-order multiple pre-main-sequence binaries, in addition to protostellar binaries, before we move onto the effects of young binary objects with regard to the evolution of circumstellar (and circumbinary) discs.

Keywords

Orbital Period Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Binary Star Stellar Surface Tauri Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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