Catherine Espaillat's Publications


Dr. Catherine C. Espaillat
Assistant Professor of Astronomy
Boston University


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2014

An Observational Perspective of Transitional Disks
C. Espaillat, J. Muzerolle, J. Najita, S. Andrews, Z. Zhu, N. Calvet, S. Kraus, J. Hashimoto, A. Kraus, & P. D'Alessio,
Protostars and Planets VI, University of Arizona Press (2014), eds. H. Beuther, R. Klessen, C. Dullemond, Th. Henning.


2013

Tracing High-Energy Radiation from T Tauri Stars Using Mid-Infrared Neon Emission from Disks
C. Espaillat, L. Ingleby, E. Furlan, M. McClure, A. Spatzier, J. Nieusma, N. Calvet, E. Bergin, L. Hartmann, J. M. Miller, & J. Muzerolle,
2013, ApJ, 762, 62.

Curved Walls: Grain Growth, Settling, and Composition Patterns in T Tauri Disk Dust Sublimation Fronts
M.K. McClure, P. D'Alessio, N. Calvet, C. Espaillat, L. Hartmann, B. Sargent, D. M. Watson, L. Ingleby, & J. Hernandez,
2013, ApJ, 775, 114.

Hot Gas Lines in T Tauri Stars
D. R. Ardila, G. J. Herczeg, S. G. Gregory, L. Ingleby, K. France, A. Brown, S. Edwards, C. Johns-Krull, J. L. Linsky, H. Yang, J. A. Valenti, H. Abgrall, R. D. Alexander, E. Bergin, T. Bethell, J. M. Brown, N. Calvet, C. Espaillat, L. A. Hillenbrand, G. Hussain, E. Roueff, E. R. Schindhelm, & F. M. Walter,
2013, ApJ, 207, 1.

Transitional Disks and Their Origins: An Infrared Spectroscopic Survey of Orion A
K. H. Kim, D. M. Watson, P. Manoj, W. J. Forrest, J. Najita, E. Furlan, B. Sargent, C. Espaillat, J. Muzerolle, S. T. Megeath, N. Calvet, J. D. Green, & L. Arnold,
2013, ApJ, 769, 149.

Characterizing the Stellar Photospheres and Near-infrared Excesses in Accreting T Tauri Systems
M. K. McClure, N. Calvet, C. Espaillat, L. Hartmann, J. Hernandez, L. Ingleby, K. L. Luhman, P. D'Alessio, & B. Sargent,
2013, ApJ, 769, 73.

Resolving the Gap and AU-scale Asymmetries in the Pre-transitional Disk of V1247 Orionis
S. Kraus, M. J. Ireland, M. L. Sitko, J. D. Monnier, N. Calvet, C. Espaillat, C. A. Grady, T. J. Harries, S. F. Honig, R. W. Russell, J. R. Swearingen, C. Werren, & D. J. Wilner,
2013, ApJ, 768, 80.

The Effect of Sublimation Temperature Dependencies on Disk Walls Around T Tauri Stars
E. Nagel, P. D'Alessio, N. Calvet, C. Espaillat, & M.A. Trinidad,
2013, RMXAA, 49, 43.

Accretion Rates for T Tauri Stars Using Nearly Simultaneous Ultraviolet and Optical Spectra
L. Ingleby, N. Calvet, G. Herczeg, A. Blaty, F. Walter, D. Ardila, R. Alexander, S. Edwards, C. Espaillat, S. G. Gregory, L. Hillenbrand, & A. Brown,
2013, ApJ, 767, 112.


2012

On the Transitional Disk Class: Linking Observations of T Tauri Stars & Physical Disk Models
C. Espaillat, L. Ingleby, J. Hernandez, E. Furlan, P. D'Alessio, N. Calvet, S. Andrews, J. Muzerolle, C. Qi, & D. Wilner,
2012, ApJ, 747, 103.

Probing Dynamical Processes in the Planet-forming Region with Dust Mineralogy
M. K. McClure, P. Manoj, N. Calvet, L. Adame, C. Espaillat, D. M. Watson, B. Sargent, W. J. Forrest, & P. D'Alessio,
2012, ApJL, 759, L10.

A Spitzer IRS Survey of NGC 1333: Insights into Disk Evolution from a Very Young Cluster
L. A. Arnold, D. M. Watson, K. H. Kim, P. Manoj, I. Remming, P. Sheehan, L. Adame, W. J. Forrest, E. Furlan, E. Mamajek, M. McClure, C. Espaillat, K. Ausfeld, and V. A. Rapson,
2012, ApJS, 201, 12.

Dust Filtration by Planet-induced Gap Edges: Implications for Transitional Disks
Z. Zhu, R. P. Nelson, R. Dong, C. Espaillat, & L. Hartmann,
2012, ApJ, 755, 6.

The Low-mass Stellar Population in L1641: Evidence for Environmental Dependence of the Stellar Initial Mass Function
W. H. Hsu, L. Hartmann, L. Allen, J. Hernandez, S. T. Megeath, G. Mosby, J. J. Tobin, & C. Espaillat,
2012, ApJ, 752, 59.

Mid-Infrared Variability of the Binary System CS Cha
E. Nagel, C. Espaillat, P. D'Alessio, & N. Calvet,
2012, ApJ, 747, 189.

The TW Hya Disk at 870 microns: Comparison of CO and Dust Radial Structures
S. M. Andrews, D. J. Wilner, A. M. Hughes, C. Qi, K. A. Rosenfeld, K. I. Oberg, T. Birnstiel, C. Espaillat, L. A. Cieza, J. P. Williams, S. Lin, & P. T. P. Ho,
2012, ApJ, 744, 162.


2011

A Spitzer IRS Study of Infrared Variability in Transitional and Pre-transitional Disks Around T Tauri Stars
C. Espaillat, E. Furlan, P. D'Alessio, B. Sargent, E. Nagel, N. Calvet, D. M. Watson, & J. Muzerolle,
2011, ApJ, 728, 49.

NUV Excess in Slowly Accreting T Tauri Stars: Limits Imposed by Chromospheric Emission
L. Ingleby, N. Calvet, E. Bergin, G. Herczeg, A. Brown, R. Alexander, S. Edwards, C. Espaillat, [+15 authors],
2011, ApJ, 743, 105.

The Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph Survey of T Tauri Stars in Taurus
E. Furlan, K. L. Luhman, C. Espaillat, P. DAlessio, L. Adame, P. Manoj, K. H. Kim, D. M. Watson, W. J. Forrest, M. K. McClure, N. Calvet, B. A. Sargent, J. D. Green, & W. J. Fischer,
2011, ApJS, 195, 3.

The Disk Imaging Survey of Chemistry with SMA. II. Southern Sky Protoplanetary Disk Data and Full Sample Statistics
K. I. Oberg, C. Qi, J. K. Fogel, E. A. Bergin, S. M. Andrews, C. Espaillat, D. J. Wilner, I. Pascucci & J. H. Kastner,
2011, ApJ, 734, 98.

The Far-ultraviolet Continuum in Protoplanetary Disk Systems. II. Carbon Monoxide Fourth Positive Emission and Absorption
K. France, E. Schindhelm, E. B. Burgh, G. J. Herczeg, G. M. Harper, A. Brown, J. C. Green, J. L. Linsky, H. Yang, H. Abgrall, D. R. Ardila, E. Bergin, T. Bethell, J. M. Brown, N. Calvet, C. Espaillat, [+8 authors],
2011, ApJ, 734, 31.

Resolved Images of Large Cavities in Protoplanetary Transition Disks
S. Andrews, D. J. Wilner, C. Espaillat, A. M. Hughes, C. P. Dullemond, M. K. McClure, C. Qi, & J. M. Brown,
2011, ApJ, 732, 42.

Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph Survey of Young Stars in the Chamaeleon I Star-forming Region
P. Manoj, K. H. Kim, E. Furlan, M. K. McClure, K. Luhman, D. M. Watson, C. Espaillat, N. Calvet, J. Najita, P. DAlessio, B. Sargent, W. Forrest, J. Green, & L. Arnold,
2011, ApJS, 193, 11.

Evolution of X-ray and FUV Disk-Dispersing Radiation Fields
L. Ingleby, N. Calvet, J. Hernandez, C. Briceno, C. Espaillat, J. Miller, E. Bergin, & L. Hartmann,
2011, AJ, 141, 127.

Transitional and Pre-Transitional Disks: Gap Opening by Multiple Planets?
Z. Zhu, R. P. Nelson, L. Hartmann, C. Espaillat, & N. Calvet,
2011, ApJ, 729, 47.


2010

Unveiling the Structure of Pre-Transitional Disks
C. Espaillat, P. D’Alessio, J. Hernandez, E. Nagel, K. L. Luhman, D. M. Watson, N. Calvet, J. Muzerolle, & M. McClure,
2010, ApJ, 717, 441.

The Disk Imaging Survey of Chemistry with SMA. I. Taurus Protoplanetary Disk Data
K. I. Oberg, C. Qi, J. K. Fogel, E. A. Bergin, S. M. Andrews, C. Espaillat, T. A. van Kempen, D. J. Wilner, & I. Pascucci,
2010, ApJ, 720, 480.

The Evolutionary State of the Pre-main Sequence Population in Ophiuchus: A Large Infrared Spectrograph Survey
M. K. McClure, E. Furlan, P. Manoj, K. L. Luhman, D. M. Watson, W. J. Forrest, C. Espaillat, N. Calvet, P. DAlessio, B. Sargent, J. J. Tobin, & H. F. Chiang,
2010, ApJS, 188, 75.

Truncated Disks in TW Hya Association Multiple Star Systems
S. M. Andrews, I. Czekala, D. J. Wilner, C. Espaillat, C. P. Dullemond, & A. M. Hughes,
2010, ApJ, 710, 462.

The Disk Population of the Taurus Star-Forming Region
K. L. Luhman, P. R. Allen, C. Espaillat, L. Hartmann, & N. Calvet,
2010, ApJS, 186, 111.

Wall Emission in Circumbinary Disks: the Case of Coku Tau/4
E. Nagel, P. DAlessio, N. Calvet, C. Espaillat, B. Sargent, J. Hernandez, & W. J. Forrest,
2010, ApJ, 708, 38.


2009

The Evolution of Dusty Disks Around Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars
C. Espaillat,
2009, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Michigan.

Far-Ultraviolet H2 Emission from Circumstellar Disks
L. Ingleby, N. Calvet, E. Bergin, A. Yerasi, C. Espaillat, G. Herczeg, E. Roue, H. Abgrall, J. Hernandez, C. Briceno, I. Pascucci, J. Miller, J. Fogel, L. Hartmann, M. Meyer, J. Carpenter, N. Crockett, & M. K. McClure,
2009, ApJ, 703, L137.

Disk Evolution in the Three Nearby Star-forming Regions of Taurus, Chamaeleon, and Ophiuchus
E. Furlan, D. M. Watson, M. K. McClure, P. Manoj, C. Espaillat, P. DAlessio, N. Calvet, K. H. Kim, B. A. Sargent, W. J. Forrest, & L. Hartmann,
2009, ApJ, 703, 1964.

Mid-Infrared Spectra of Transitional Disks in the Chamaeleon I Cloud
K. H. Kim, D. M. Watson, P. Manoj, E. Furlan, J. Najita, W. J. Forrest, B. Sargent, C. Espaillat, N. Calvet, K. L. Luhman, M. K. McClure, J. D. Green, & S. T. Harrold,
2009, ApJ, 700, 1017.

A Spatially Resolved Inner Hole in the Disk Around GM Aurigae
A. M. Hughes, S. M. Andrews, C. Espaillat, D. J. Wilner, N. Calvet, P. DAlessio, C. Qi, J. P. Williams, & M. R. Hogerheijde,
2009, ApJ, 698, 131.

The Differential Rotation of FU Ori
Z. Zhu, C. Espaillat, K. Hinkle, J. Hernandez, L. Hartmann, & N. Calvet,
2009, ApJL, 694, L64.


2008

A Slowly Accreting ~10 Myr Old Transitional Disk in Orion OB1a
C. Espaillat, J. Muzerolle, J. Hernandez, C. Briceno, N. Calvet, P. D’Alessio, M. McClure, D. M. Watson, L. Hartmann, & B. Sargent,
2008, ApJL, 684, L145.

Confirmation of a Gapped Primordial Disk around LkCa 15
C. Espaillat, N. Calvet, K. L. Luhman, J. Muzerolle, & P. D’Alessio,
2008, ApJL, 682, L125.

Wavelet Analysis of AGN X-Ray Time Series: A QPO in 3C 273?
C. Espaillat, J. Bregman, P. Hughes, & E. Lloyd-Davies,
2008, ApJ, 679, 182.

A Sub-AU Outwardly Truncated Accretion Disk around a Classical T Tauri Star
M. K. McClure, W. J. Forrest, B. A. Sargent, D. M. Watson, E. Furlan, P. Manoj, K. L. Luhman, N. Calvet, C. Espaillat, P. DAlessio, L. Hartmann, C. Tayrien, & S.T. Harrold,
2008, ApJL, 683, L187.

Observations of Disks around Brown Dwarfs in the TW Hydra Association with the Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph
A.L. Morrow, K.L. Luhman, C. Espaillat, P. DAlessio, L. Adame, N. Calvet, W.J. Forrest, B. Sargent, L. Hartmann, D.M. Watson, & C.J. Bohac,
2008, ApJL, 676, L143.


2007

On the Diversity of the Taurus Transitional Disks: UX Tau A & Lk Ca 15
C. Espaillat, N. Calvet, P. D’Alessio, J. Hernandez, C. Qi, L. Hartmann, E. Furlan, & D. M. Watson,
2007, ApJL, 670, L135.

Probing the Dust and Gas in the Transitional Disk of CS Cha with Spitzer
C. Espaillat, N. Calvet, P. D’Alessio, E. Bergin, L. Hartmann, D. M. Watson, E. Furlan, J. Najita, W. Forrest, M. McClure, B. Sargent, C. Bohac, & S. T. Harrold,
2007, ApJL, 664, L111.


Previous Years

The Helium-rich Cataclysmic Variable ES Ceti
C. Espaillat, J. Patterson, B. Warner, & P. Woudt,
2005, PASP, 117, 189.

A 2 Hour Quasi Period in an Ultraluminous X-Ray Source in NGC 628
J. F. Liu, J. Bregman, E. Lloyd-Davies, J. Irwin, C. Espaillat, & P. Seitzer,
2005, ApJL, 621, L17.

GRB 021004: A Possible Shell Nebula around a Wolf-Rayet Star Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitor
N. Mirabal, J. P. Halpern, R. Chornock, A. V. Filippenko, D. M. Terndrup, E. Armstrong, J. Kemp, J. R. Thorstensen, M. Tavarez, & C. Espaillat,
2003, ApJ, 595, 935.

Superhumps in Cataclysmic Binaries. XXI. HP Librae (=EC 15330-1403)
J. Patterson, R. E. Fried, R. Rea, J. Kemp, C. Espaillat, [+11 authors],
2002, PASP, 114, 65.