Magnetorotational instability in diamagnetic, misaligned protostellar discs


DEVLEN E., Ulubay A. , PEKÜNLÜ E.

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, vol.491, no.4, pp.5481-5488, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 491 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/mnras/stz3358
  • Title of Journal : MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.5481-5488

Abstract

In this study, we addressed the question of how the growth rate of the magnetorotational instability is modified when the radial component of the stellar dipole magnetic field is taken into account in addition to the vertical component. Considering a fiducial radius in the disc where diamagnetic currents are pronounced, we carried out a linear stability analysis to obtain the growth rates of the magnetorotational instability for various parameters such as the ratio of the radial-to-vertical component and the gradient of the magnetic field, the Alfvenic Mach number, and the diamagnetization parameter. Our results show that the interaction between the diamagnetic current and the radial component of the magnetic field increases the growth rate of the magnetorotational instability and generates a force perpendicular to the disc plane that may induce a torque. It is also shown that considering the radial component of the magnetic field and taking into account a radial gradient in the vertical component of the magnetic field causes an increase in the magnitudes of the growth rates of both the axisymmetric (m = 0) and the non-axisymmetric (m = 1) modes.