Dust Outflows and Inner Gaps Generated by Massive Planets in Debris Disks

@article{Moromartin2005DustOA,
  title={Dust Outflows and Inner Gaps Generated by Massive Planets in Debris Disks},
  author={A. Moro-martin and R. Malhotra},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={633},
  pages={1150-1167}
}
  • A. Moro-martin, R. Malhotra
  • Published 2005
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Main-sequence stars are commonly surrounded by debris disks, formed by cold far-IR-emitting dust that is thought to be continuously replenished by a reservoir of undetected dust-producing planetesimals. We have investigated the orbital evolution of dust particles in debris disks harboring massive planets. Small dust grains are blown out by radiation pressure, as is well known; in addition, gravitational scattering by the giant planets also creates an outflow of large grains. We describe the… CONTINUE READING
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