CHEMISTRY IN AN EVOLVING PROTOPLANETARY DISK: EFFECTS ON TERRESTRIAL PLANET COMPOSITION

@article{Moriarty2014CHEMISTRYIA,
  title={CHEMISTRY IN AN EVOLVING PROTOPLANETARY DISK: EFFECTS ON TERRESTRIAL PLANET COMPOSITION},
  author={John C. Moriarty and Nikku Madhusudhan and Debra A. Fischer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={787}
}
The composition of planets is largely determined by the chemical and dynamical evolution of the disk during planetesimal formation and growth. To predict the diversity of exoplanet compositions, previous works modeled planetesimal composition as the equilibrium chemical composition of a protoplanetary disk at a single time. However, planetesimals form over an extended period of time, during which elements sequentially condense out of the gas as the disk cools and are accreted onto planetesimals… 

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