Parametric determination of the inclination of Keplerian circumstellar discs from spectropolarimetric profiles of scattered lines
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Polarimetric line profiles arising from the Doppler redistribution of monochromatic stellar line radiation, Thomson scattered in a Keplerian rotating circumstellar disc are presented. It is shown that analysis of the scattered line profiles at different wavelengths which, due to Doppler redistribution, sample different disc regions allows the disc inclination to be determined.
Key wordsThomson scattering lines spectropolarimetry
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