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MC3D: simulating polarization maps and more
Author(s): Sebastian Wolf; Thomas Henning; Bringfried Stecklum
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Paper Abstract

MC3D is a three-dimensional, self-consistent continuum radiative transfer code. It can be used to determine the spatial temperature distribution in arbitrary dust/electron configurations, such as around young stellar objects or active galactic nuclei. Based on this temperature distribution, MC3D allows calculation of polarization maps, images, and spectral energy distributions. We present the numerical techniques applied in this code, describe its capabilities, and show instructive examples of previous applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4843, Polarimetry in Astronomy, (14 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458867
Show Author Affiliations
Sebastian Wolf, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Thomas Henning, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (Germany)
Bringfried Stecklum, Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4843:
Polarimetry in Astronomy
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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