The geometry of decoupled line driven winds
Bjorkman & Cassinelli (1993) have proposed a mechanism that is expected to produce strong equatorial focusing of the radiation-driven winds from rapidly-rotating B stars. Here the possibility of the decoupling of the stellar radiation field and the outflow is considered. We find that greater equator to pole density ratios may be generated than the standard model, bringing it more into line with results implied by observations.
Key wordsBe stars wind mass loss
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