The short circuit instability in protoplanetary disks: Processing high temperature minerals

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A. Hubbard, C.P. McNally, M.M. Mac Low, D.S. Ebel, P. D'Alessio

We introduce a magneto-hydrodynamic instability which occurs, among other locations, in the inner, hot regions of protoplanetary disks, and which alters the way in which resistive dissipation of magnetic energy into heat proceeds. This instability can be likened to both an electrical short circuit and lightning, as it concentrates the dissipation of magnetic energy by means of the enhanced release of free electrons. This instability can generate very high temperatures, making it an excellent candidate for thermally processing protoplanetary disk solids, from annealing silicates to melting chondrules or even CAIs.
TitelEPJ Web of Conferences
Publikationsdato1 jan. 2013
ISBN (Trykt)9782759809837
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2013

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