The impact of the Hall effect during cloud core collapse: Implications for circumstellar disk evolution

Yusuke Tsukamoto, Satoshi Okuzumi, Kazunari Iwasaki, Masahiro N. Machida, Shu Ichiro Inutsuka

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We perform three-dimensional radiation non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics simulations and investigate the impact of the Hall effect on the angular momentum evolution in collapsing cloud cores in which the magnetic field B and angular momentum Jang are misaligned with each other. We find that the Hall effect noticeably changes the magnetic torques in the pseudo-disk, and strengthens and weakens the magnetic braking in cores with acute and obtuse relative angles between B and Jang, respectively. This suggests that the bimodal evolution of the disk size may occur in the early disk evolutionary phase even if B and Jang are randomly distributed. We show that a counter-rotating envelope forms in the upper envelope of the pseudo-disk in cloud coreswith obtuse relative angles. We also find that a counter-rotating region forms at the midplane of the pseudo-disk in cloud cores with acute relative angles. The former and latter types of counter-rotating envelopes may be associated with young stellar objects with large (r ~ 100 au) and small (r ≤ 10 au) disks, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number95
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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