EAS Publications Series
Volume 62, 2013Role and Mechanisms of Angular Momentum Transport During the Formation and Early Evolution of Stars Evry Schatzman School 2012
|Page(s)||95 - 142|
|Published online||27 September 2013|
P. Hennebelle and C. Charbonnel (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 62 (2013) 95–142
MRI-driven angular momentum transport in protoplanetary disks
Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Université Paris Diderot, IRFU/Service d'Astrophysique, CEA–Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Angular momentum transport in accretion disk has been the focus of intense research in theoretical astrophysics for many decades. In the past twenty years, MHD turbulence driven by the magnetorotational instability has emerged as an efficient mechanism to achieve that goal. Yet, many questions and uncertainties remain, among which the saturation level of the turbulence. The consequences of the magnetorotational instability for planet formation models are still being investigated. This lecture, given in September 2012 at the school “Role and mechanisms of angular momentum transport in the formation and early evolution of stars” in Aussois (France), aims at introducing the historical developments, current status and outstanding questions related to the magnetorotational instability that are currently at the forefront of academic research.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2013
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