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dc.contributor.advisorWood, Kenny
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Christina H.
dc.description.abstractMonte Carlo radiation transfer provides an efficient modelling tool for probing the dusty local environment of young stars. Within this thesis, such theoretical models are used to study the disk structure of objects across the mass spectrum - young low mass Brown Dwarfs, solar mass T-Tauri stars, intermediate mass Herbig Ae stars, and candidate B-stars with massive disks. A Monte Carlo radiation transfer code is used to model images and photometric data in the UV - mm wavelength range. These models demonstrate how modelling techniques have been updated in an attempt to reduce the number of unknown parameters and extend the diversity of objects that can be studied.en
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dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectCircumstellar matteren
dc.subjectPre-main sequenceen
dc.subjectProtoplanetary disksen
dc.subjectUV - mmen
dc.subjectModel images and photometric dataen
dc.subject.lcshProtoplanetary disks--Mathematical modelsen
dc.subject.lcshCircumstellar matter--Mathematical modelsen
dc.subject.lcshRadiative transfer--Mathematical modelsen
dc.titleMonte Carlo radiation transfer studies of protoplanetary environmentsen
dc.contributor.sponsorParticle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)en
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen

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