Angular momentum evolution of protostellar clouds
Authors: Dudorov, A. E.; Zhilkin, A. G.; Zhilkina, N. Y.; Kuznetsov, O. A.
Source: Astronomical and Astrophysical Transactions, Volume 23, Number 5, October 2004 , pp. 443-446(4)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:The evolution of angular momentum during the collapse of protostellar clouds is investigated. The criteria for the efficiency of magnetic braking of rotation and angular momentum transfer are obtained analytically. These estimations are confirmed by the results of two-dimensional numerical simulations in the case of a frozen-in magnetic field.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2004