Magnetized astrophysical outflows: Cradle to grave, source to effect

Adam Frank*, Tom Gardiner, T. Lery

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We discuss the propagation of radiative MHD jets and outflows focusing on outflows driven by magnetocentrifugal rotators. Our goal is to link the properties of the jets with the physics of the sources which produce them. We find that density and magnetic field stratification (with radius) in jets from magnetized rotators leads to new behavior including the development of a dense inner jet core and a low density collar. We also report on more general studies of ambipolar diffiusion and field geometry in pulsed jets. Finally we describe a new work designed to study the effects of magnetized winds on circumstellar environments appropriate to YSOs and PNe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventEmission Lines from Jet Flows - Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Duration: Nov 13 2000Nov 17 2000


  • ISM: jets and outflows
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Planetary Nebulae
  • Stars: pre-main-sequence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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