Heating and cooling processes in disks
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This chapter summarises current theoretical concepts and methods to determine the gas temperature structure in protoplanetary disks by balancing all relevant heating and cooling rates. The processes considered are non-LTE line heating/cooling based on the escape probability method, photo-ionisation heating and recombination cooling, free-free heating/cooling, dust thermal accommodation and high-energy heating processes such as X-ray and cosmic ray heating, dust photoelectric and PAH heating, a number of particular follow-up heating processes starting with the UV excitation of H2, and the release of binding energy in exothermal reactions. The resulting thermal structure of protoplanetary disks is described and discussed.
Woitke , P 2015 , ' Heating and cooling processes in disks ' EPJ Web of Conferences , vol 102 , 00011 . DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201510200011
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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7-2011 under grant agreement no 284405. 10th Lecture from Summer School “Protoplanetary Disks: Theory and Modelling Meet Observations”
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