DEUTERIUM BURNING IN MASSIVE GIANT PLANETS AND LOW-MASS BROWN DWARFS FORMED BY CORE-NUCLEATED ACCRETION

@article{Bodenheimer2013DEUTERIUMBI,
  title={DEUTERIUM BURNING IN MASSIVE GIANT PLANETS AND LOW-MASS BROWN DWARFS FORMED BY CORE-NUCLEATED ACCRETION},
  author={P. Bodenheimer and G. D’Angelo and J. Lissauer and J. Fortney and D. Saumon},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={770},
  pages={120}
}
  • P. Bodenheimer, G. D’Angelo, +2 authors D. Saumon
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Using detailed numerical simulations, we study the formation of bodies near the deuterium-burning limit according to the core-nucleated giant planet accretion scenario. The objects, with heavy-element cores in the range 5-30 M{sub Circled-Plus }, are assumed to accrete gas up to final masses of 10-15 Jupiter masses (M{sub Jup}). After the formation process, which lasts 1-5 Myr and which ends with a ''cold-start'', low-entropy configuration, the bodies evolve at constant mass up to an age of… CONTINUE READING
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