First detection of millimeter dust emission from brown dwarf disks

R. Klein, D. Apai, I. Pascucci, Th Henning, L. B.F.M. Waters

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We report results from the first deep millimeter continuum survey targeting brown dwarfs (BDs). The survey led to the first detection of cold dust in the disks around two young BDs (CFHT-BD-Tau 4 and IC 348 613), with deep JCMT and IRAM observations reaching flux levels of a few microjanskys. The dust masses are estimated to be a few Earth masses, assuming the same dust opacities as are usually applied to T Tauri stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L57-L60
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1 II
StatePublished - Aug 10 2003


  • Accretion, accretion disks
  • Circumstellar matter
  • Stars: formation
  • Stars: individual (CFHT-BD-Tau 4, IC 348 613)
  • Stars: low-mass, brown dwarfs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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