Volume 418, Number 3, May II 2004
|Page(s)||1045 - 1050|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||16 April 2004|
Synchrotron emission from circumstellar disks around massive stars
Department of Physics, Rostov State University, Rostov on Don 344090, Russia
2 Isaac Newton Institute of Chile, Rostov on Don Branch, Russia
3 Astronomical Observatory, Ural State University, Ekaterinburg 620083, Russia e-mail: Andrej.Sobolev@usu.ru
Corresponding author: Y. A. Shchekinov, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 13 February 2004
We argue that the interaction of stellar wind with the surface of a circumstellar accretion (or protoplanetary) disk can result in the acceleration of relativistic electrons in an external layer of the disk, and produce synchrotron radiation. Conservative estimates give a total synchrotron luminosity for a central star with yr-1, comparable with the value observed around the TW object in the W3(OH) region.
Key words: accretion, accretion disks / stars: circumstellar matter / acceleration of particles
© ESO, 2004
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