Angular momentum evolution of young low-mass stars and brown dwarfs: observations and theory
Matt, Sean P.
Stassun, Keivan G.
Protostars and Planets VI
University of Arizona Press
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Under indefinite embargo – no publisher permission. The final version is available from University of Arizona Press via the DOI in this record.
This chapter aims at providing the most complete review of both the emerging concepts and the latest observational results regarding the angular momentum evolution of young low-mass stars and brown dwarfs. In the time since Protostars & Planets V, there have been major developments in the availability of rotation period measurements at multiple ages and in different star-forming environments that are essential for testing theory. In parallel, substantial theoretical developments have been carried out in the last few years, including the physics of the star-disk interaction, numerical simulations of stellar winds, and the investigation of angular momentum transport processes in stellar interiors. This chapter reviews both the recent observational and theoretical advances that prompted the development of renewed angular momentum evolution models for cool stars and brown dwarfs. While the main observational trends of the rotational history of low mass objects seem to be accounted for by these new models, a number of critical open issues remain that are outlined in this review.
Book chapter published in Protostars & Planets VI (2014) eds. H. Beuther, R. Klessen, K. Dullemond, Th. Henning. University of Arizona Press, ISBN 978-0-8165-3124-0
pp. 433 - 450