Protostars and Planets VI, Heidelberg, July 15-20, 2013

Poster 1K029

Forces in magnetospheric launching of micro-ejections

Cemeljic, Miljenko (Academia Sinica IAA/TIARA)

In 2D-axisymmetric simulations with our resistive MHD code Zeus-347 we show that micro-ejections, a quasi-stationary fast ejecta of matter of small mass and angular momentum fluxes, can be launched from a purely resistive magnetosphere above the disk gap. They are produced by a combination of pressure gradient and magnetic forces, in presence of ongoing magnetic reconnection along the boundary layer between the star and the disk, where a current sheet is formed. Mass flux of micro-ejections increases with increasing magnetic field strength and stellar rotation rate.

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