Magnetosphere–ionosphere coupling at Jupiter-like exoplanets with internal plasma sources: implications for detectability of auroral radio emissions

  title={Magnetosphere–ionosphere coupling at Jupiter-like exoplanets with internal plasma sources: implications for detectability of auroral radio emissions},
  author={Jonathan D. Nichols},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • J. Nichols
  • Published 14 February 2011
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
In this paper we provide the first consideration of magnetosphere–ionosphere coupling at Jupiter-like exoplanets with internal plasma sources such as volcanic moons. We estimate the radio power emitted by such systems under the condition of near-rigid corotation throughout the closed magnetosphere, in order to examine the behaviour of the best candidates for detection with next generation radio telescopes. We thus estimate for different stellar X-ray–UV (XUV) luminosity cases the orbital… 

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