N-Body Simulation of Planetesimal Formation through Gravitational Instability of a Dust Layer

@inproceedings{Michikoshi2007NBodySO,
  title={N-Body Simulation of Planetesimal Formation through Gravitational Instability of a Dust Layer},
  author={Shugo Michikoshi and Shu-ichiro Inutsuka and Eiichiro Kokubo and Izumi Furuya},
  year={2007}
}
  • Shugo Michikoshi, Shu-ichiro Inutsuka, +1 author Izumi Furuya
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • We performed N-body simulations of a dust layer without a gas component and examined the formation process of planetesimals. We found that the formation process of planetesimals can be divided into three stages: the formation of nonaxisymmetric wakelike structures, the creation of aggregates, and the collisional growth of the aggregates. Finally, a few large aggregates and many small aggregates are formed. The mass of the largest aggregate is larger than the mass predicted by the linear… CONTINUE READING

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