How Flow Isolation May Set the Mass Scale for Super-Earth Planets

  title={How Flow Isolation May Set the Mass Scale for Super-Earth Planets},
  author={M. Rosenthal and R. Murray-Clay},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Much recent work on planet formation has focused on the growth of planets by accretion of grains whose aerodynamic properties make them marginally coupled to the nebular gas, a theory commonly referred to as "pebble accretion". While pebble accretion can ameliorate some of the issues presented by growth by purely gravitational processes, it has other issues when compared with observations of exoplanetary systems. A particular concern is the preponderance of planets that end their growth as… Expand

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