Oligarchic growth of giant planets

@article{Thommes2003OligarchicGO,
  title={Oligarchic growth of giant planets},
  author={E. Thommes and M. Duncan and H. Levison},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2003},
  volume={161},
  pages={431-455}
}
Runaway growth ends when the largest protoplanets dominate the dynamics of the planetesimal disk; the subsequent self-limiting accretion mode is referred to as “oligarchic growth.” Here, we begin by expanding on the existing analytic model of the oligarchic growth regime. From this, we derive global estimates of the planet formation rate throughout a protoplanetary disk. We find that a relatively high-mass protoplanetary disk (∼10 × minimum-mass) is required to produce giant planet core-sized… Expand
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