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NEAR-INFRARED IMAGING POLARIMETRY OF INNER REGION OF GG TAU A DISK
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2017 (English)In: Astronomical Journal, ISSN 0004-6256, E-ISSN 1538-3881, Vol. 153, no 1, 7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By performing non-masked polarization imaging with Subaru/HiCIAO, polarized scattered light from the inner region of the disk around the GG Tau A system was successfully detected in the H band, with a spatial resolution of approximately 0 07, revealing the complicated inner disk structures around this young binary. This paper reports the observation of an arc-like structure to the north of GG Tau Ab, and part of a circumstellar structure that is noticeable around GG Tau Aa, extending to a distance of approximately 28 au from the primary star. The speckle noise around GG Tau Ab constrains its disk radius to < 13 au. Based on the size of the circumbinary ring and the circumstellar disk around GG Tau Aa, the semimajor axis of the binary's orbit is likely to be 62 au. A comparison of the present observations with previous Atacama Large Millimeter Array and near-infrared H-2 emission observations suggests that the north arc could be part of a large streamer flowing from the circumbinary ring to sustain the circumstellar disks. According to the previous studies, the circumstellar disk around GG Tau Aa has enough mass and can sustain itself for a duration sufficient for planet formation; thus, our study indicates that planets can form within close (separation. 100 au) young binary systems.

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2017. Vol. 153, no 1, 7
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binaries: close, planets and satellites: formation, protoplanetary disks, stars: pre-main sequence
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-140404DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/153/1/7ISI: 000391580800002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-140404DiVA: diva2:1081255
Available from: 2017-03-13 Created: 2017-03-13 Last updated: 2017-03-13Bibliographically approved

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