Planetesimal Formation by the Streaming Instability in a Photoevaporating Disk

  title={Planetesimal Formation by the Streaming Instability in a Photoevaporating Disk},
  author={Daniel Carrera and Uma Gorti and Anders Johansen and Melvyn B. Davies},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Recent years have seen growing interest in the streaming instability as a candidate mechanism to produce planetesimals. However, these investigations have been limited to small-scale simulations. We now present the results of a global protoplanetary disk evolution model that incorporates planetesimal formation by the streaming instability, along with viscous accretion, photoevaporation by EUV, FUV, and X-ray photons, dust evolution, the water ice line, and stratified turbulence. Our simulations… 

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