The High Energy Universe At Sharp Focus: Proceedings Of A Meeting Held In Conjunction With The 113th Annual Meeting Of The ASP
High-resolution X-ray spectra of high-mass stars and low-mass T-Tauri stars obtained during the first year of the Chandra mission are providing important clues about the mechanisms which produce X-rays on very young stars. For zeta Puppis (O4 If) and zeta Ori (O9.5 I), the broad, blue-shifted line profiles, line ratios, and derived temperature distribution suggest that the X-rays are produced throughout the wind via instability-driven wind shocks. For some less luminous OB stars, like theta^1 Ori C (O7 V) and tau Sco (B0 V), the line profiles are symmetric and narrower. The presence of time-variable emission and very high-temperature lines in theta^1 Ori C and tau Sco suggest that magnetically confined wind shocks may be at work. The grating spectrum of the classical T-Tauri star TW Hya is remarkable because the forbidden-line emission of He-like Ne IX and O VII is very weak, implying that the X-ray emitting region is very dense, n = 6E+12 cgs, or that the X-rays are produced very close to the ultraviolet hotspot at the base of an accretion funnel. ACIS light curves and spectra of flares and low-mass and high-mass young stellar objects in Orion and rho Ophiuchus further suggest that extreme magnetic activity is a general property of many very young stars.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
E. M. Schlegel and S. D. Vrtilek
The High Energy Universe At Sharp Focus: A Symposium On Chandra Science
July 15-18, 2001
St. Paul, MN
M. Gagné, David H. Cohen, S. P. Owocki, and A. Ud-Doula.
"Mass-Loss And Magnetospheres: X-Rays From Hot Stars And Young Stellar Objects".
The High Energy Universe At Sharp Focus: Proceedings Of A Meeting Held In Conjunction With The 113th Annual Meeting Of The ASP.