Dust Polarization toward Embedded Protostars in Ophiuchus with ALMA. III. Survey Overview

Dust Polarization toward Embedded Protostars in Ophiuchus with ALMA. III. Survey OverviewSadavoy, Sarah I.Stephens, Ian W.Myers, Philip C.Looney, LeslieTobin, JohnKwon, WoojinCommerçon, BenoîtSegura-Cox, DominiqueHenning, ThomasHennebelle, PatrickDOI: info:10.3847/1538-4365/ab4257v. 2452
Sadavoy, Sarah I., Stephens, Ian W., Myers, Philip C., Looney, Leslie, Tobin, John, Kwon, Woojin, Commerçon, Benoît, Segura-Cox, Dominique, Henning, Thomas, and Hennebelle, Patrick. 2019. "Dust Polarization toward Embedded Protostars in Ophiuchus with ALMA. III. Survey Overview." The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 245:2. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/ab4257
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Authors: Sadavoy, Sarah I.; Stephens, Ian W.; Myers, Philip C.; Looney, Leslie; Tobin, John; Kwon, Woojin; Commerçon, Benoît; Segura-Cox, Dominique; Henning, Thomas; Hennebelle, Patrick
Abstract: We present 0.″25 resolution (35 au) ALMA 1.3 mm dust polarization observations for 37 young stellar objects (YSOs) in the Ophiuchus molecular cloud. These data encompass all the embedded protostars in the cloud and several flat-spectrum and Class II objects to produce the largest, homogeneous study of dust polarization on disk scales to date. The goal of this study is to study dust polarization morphologies down to disk scales. We find that 14/37 (38%) of the observed YSOs are detected in polarization at our sensitivity. Nine of these sources have uniform polarization angles, and four sources have azimuthal polarization structure. We find that the sources with uniform polarization tend to have steeper inclinations (>60°) than those with azimuthal polarization (60° are the best candidates for future polarization studies of dust self-scattering, as these systems will generally show uniform polarization vectors that do not require very high resolution to resolve. We release the continuum and polarization images for all the sources with this publication. Data from the entire survey can be obtained from Dataverse.