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Paper: Multi-Technique Observations and Modeling of Protoplanetary Disks
Volume: 449, Astronomical Polarimetry 2008: Science from Small to Large Telescopes
Page: 305
Authors: Pinte, C.; Ménard, F.; Duchene, G.
Abstract: Most studies on circumstellar disks are based on models that put emphasis on fitting either SEDs or scattered light images. In this contribution, we present a more global approach which aims at interpreting consistently the increasing amount of observational data in the framework of a single model, in order to get a more global picture and to better characterize both the dust population and the disk properties. Results of such a modeling applied to a few disks (GG Tau, IRAS 04158) for which large, multi-wavelength observational data-sets are available (scattered light images, polarization maps, IR spectroscopy, X-ray spectrum) are presented. In particular, we illustrate how resolved polarimetry is a powerful tool to break degeneracies between model parameters and obtain tight constraints on dust properties.
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