Modelling magnetised protostellar jets with SPH

Matthew R Bate, Daniel Price, Terrence Tricco

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Abstract

We present results from the first smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) simulations to produce stable long-lived magnetised protostellar jets. We briefly discuss the problems that have arisen in modelling magnetic fields within the SPH formalism in the past, and describe our new method for satisfying the magnetic divergence constraint. We then present results from calculations that follow the collapse of molecular cloud cores to the formation of the first hydrostatic core and follow the magnetised jets launched from the vicinity of the core to distances in excess of 2,000AU.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Labyrinth of Star Formation
Subtitle of host publicationConference Dedicated to Prof. Anthony Whitworth
EditorsDimitris Stamatellos, Simon Goodwin, Derek Ward-Thompson
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherSpringer
Pages101-104
Number of pages4
Volume36
ISBN (Electronic)9783319030418
ISBN (Print)9783319030401
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventConference on Labyrinth of Star Formation dedicated to Prof. Anthony Whitworth, 2012 - Crete, Greece
Duration: 1 Jun 2012 → …

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Volume36
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605

Conference

ConferenceConference on Labyrinth of Star Formation dedicated to Prof. Anthony Whitworth, 2012
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period1/06/12 → …

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