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An interferometric view of hot star disks

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Author(s):
Daniel Moser Faes
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto Astronômico e Geofísico (IAG/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Alex Cavalieri Carciofi; Jon Eric Bjorkman; Samer Kanaan; Pierre Kervella; Ronaldo Savarino Levenhagen; Armando Domiciano de Souza Junior
Advisor: Alex Cavalieri Carciofi
Abstract

Optical long baseline interferometry was recently established as a technique capable of resolving stars and their circumstellar environments at the milliarcsecond (mas) resolution level. This high-resolution opens an entire new window to the study of astrophysical systems, providing information inaccessible by other techniques. Astrophysical disks are observed in a wide variety of systems, from galaxies up to planetary rings, commonly sharing similar physical processes. Two particular disk like systems are studied in the thesis: (i) B He-rich stars that exhibits magnetic fields in order of kG and that trap their winds in structures called magnetospheres; and (ii) Be stars, fast rotating stars that create circumstellar viscous disks. This study uses the interferometric technique to investigate both the photosphere proper and the circumstellar environment of these stars. The objective is to combine interferometry with other observational techniques (such as spectroscopy and polarimetry) to perform a complete and well-constrained physical description of these systems. This description is accompanied by radiative transfer models performed by the HDUST code. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/19060-5 - An interferometric view on hot star disks
Grantee:Daniel Moser Faes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate