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A Multiscale Picture of the Magnetic Field and Gravity from a Large-scale Filamentary Envelope to Core-accreting Dust Lanes in the High-mass Star-forming Region W51

  • Authors: Patrick M. Koch, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho, Pei-Ying Hsieh, Jia-Wei Wang, Hsi-Wei Yen, Ana Duarte-Cabral, Nicolas Peretto, Yu-Nung Su

Patrick M. Koch et al 2022 The Astrophysical Journal 940 .

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Caption: Figure 5.

Illustration of relevant angles. Angle ω measures the deviation between the magnetic field orientation (in the case of submillimeter dust polarization emission rotated by 90° from the originally detected polarization orientation) and the direction of local gravity g loc. Vector n B is the unity vector perpendicular to a measured B-field orientation along the direction of the field tension force. Angle δ is the angle between a magnetic field orientation and the intensity gradient orientation.

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