Radiative transfer in protoplanetary disks

C. Pinte, F. Ménard, G. Duchêne

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We present a new 3D continuum radiative transfer code, MCFOST, based on a Monte-Carlo method. The reliability and efficiency of the code is tested by comparison with five different radiative transfer codes previously tested by Pascucci et al. (2004), using a 2D disk configuration. When tested against the same disk configuration, no significant difference is found between the temperature and SED calculated with MCFOST and with the other codes. The computed values are well within the range of values computed by the other codes. The code-to-code differences are small, they rarely exceed 10% and are usually much smaller.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEAS Publications Series
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventRadiative Transfer and Applications to Very Large Telescopes - Frejus, France
Duration: 11 May 200513 May 2005

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
ISSN (Print)1633-4760


ConferenceRadiative Transfer and Applications to Very Large Telescopes

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