Pre-main-sequence Binaries

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


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.


Orbital Period Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Binary Star Stellar Surface Tauri Star 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Abt, H. A. & Levy, S. G. 1976, ApJS, 30, 273Google Scholar
  2. Alencar, S. H. P., Melo, C. H. F., Dullemond, C. P., et al. 2003, A&A, 409, 1037Google Scholar
  3. Artymowicz, P. & Lubow, S. H. 1994, ApJ, 421, 651Google Scholar
  4. Artymowicz, P. & Lubow, S. H. 1996, ApJ, 467, L77Google Scholar
  5. Basri, G., Johns-Krull, C. M., & Mathieu, R. D. 1997, AJ, 114, 781Google Scholar
  6. Boden, A. F., Akeson, R. L., Sargent, A. I., et al. 2009, ApJ, 696, L111Google Scholar
  7. Carr, J. S., Mathieu, R. D., & Najita, J. R. 2001, ApJ, 551, 454Google Scholar
  8. Duchêne, G., Delgado-Donate, E., Haisch, Jr., K. E., Loinard, L., & Rodríguez, L. F. 2007, Protostars and Planets V, ed. B. Reipurth, D. Jewitt & K. Keil, University of Arizona Press, 379Google Scholar
  9. Duchêne, G. & Kraus, A. 2013, ARA&A, 51, 269Google Scholar
  10. Dullemond, C. P. & Monnier, J. D. 2010, ARA&A, 48, 205Google Scholar
  11. Duquennoy, A. & Mayor, M. 1991, A&A, 248, 485Google Scholar
  12. Getman, K. V., Broos, P. S., Salter, D. M., Garmire, G. P., & Hogerheijde, M. R. 2011, ApJ, 730, 6Google Scholar
  13. Ghez, A. M., Neugebauer, G., & Matthews, K. 1993, AJ, 106, 2005Google Scholar
  14. Guilloteau, S., Dutrey, A., Piétu, V., & Boehler, Y. 2011, A&A, 529, 105Google Scholar
  15. Günther, R. & Kley, W. 2002, A&A, 387, 550Google Scholar
  16. Herbig, G. H. 1977, ApJ, 217, 693Google Scholar
  17. Jensen, E. L. N., Dhital, S., Stassun, K. G., et al. 2007, AJ, 134, 241Google Scholar
  18. Joy, A. H. 1945, ApJ, 102, 168Google Scholar
  19. King, R. R., Parker, R. J., Patience, J., & Goodwin, S. P. 2012, MNRAS, 421, 2025Google Scholar
  20. Leinert, C., Zinnecker, H., Weitzel, N., et al. 1993, A&A, 278, 129Google Scholar
  21. Liu, M. C., Najita, J., & Tokunaga, A. T. 2003, ApJ, 585, 372Google Scholar
  22. Mathieu, R. D. 1994, ARA&A, 32, 465Google Scholar
  23. Mathieu, R. D., Stassun, K., Basri, G., et al. 1997, AJ, 113, 1841Google Scholar
  24. Melo, C. H. F. 2003, A&A, 410, 269Google Scholar
  25. Padgett, D. L., Strom, S. E., & Ghez, A. 1997, ApJ, 477, 705Google Scholar
  26. Patience, J., Ghez, A. M., Reid, I. N., & Matthews, K. 2002, AJ, 123, 1570Google Scholar
  27. Prato, L., Simon, M., Mazeh, T., Zucker, S., & McLean, I. S. 2002, ApJ, 579, L99Google Scholar
  28. Reipurth, B. & Clarke, C. 2001, AJ, 122, 432Google Scholar
  29. Rodríguez, L. F., D’Alessio, P., Wilner, D. J., et al. 1998, Nature, 395, 355Google Scholar
  30. Salter, D. M., Kóspál, Á., Getman, K. V., et al. 2010, A&A, 521, 32Google Scholar
  31. Shi, J.-M., Krolik, J. H., Lubow, S. H., & Hawley, J. F. 2012, ApJ, 749, 118Google Scholar
  32. Stempels, H. C. & Gahm, G. F. 2004, A&A, 421, 1159Google Scholar
  33. Sterzik, M. F., Melo, C. H. F., Tokovinin, A. A., & van der Bliek, N. 2005, A&A, 434, 671Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AstronomyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

Personalised recommendations