Vol. 10 No. 1 (2021)

Polarization: a diagnostic tool for protoplanetary disks

Francesca Bacciotti
INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
Published March 17, 2021
  • Protoplanetary disks,
  • Polarization,
  • ALMA,
  • Dust,
  • Magnetic fields
How to Cite
Bacciotti, F. (2021). Polarization: a diagnostic tool for protoplanetary disks. Il Colle Di Galileo, 10(1), 19-24. https://doi.org/10.36253/cdg-12714


The rotating disk of gas and dust observed around young stars is the birthplace of planets. The study of its properties is fundamental to understand the formation and evolution of nascent worlds. Polarimetric data obtained with the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) are a new powerful tool to investigate the properties of the dust and magnetic structure in these systems.


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