Probing the blow-off criteria of hydrogen-rich 'super-Earths'

@article{Lammer2013ProbingTB,
  title={Probing the blow-off criteria of hydrogen-rich 'super-Earths'},
  author={H. Lammer and N. Erkaev and P. Odert and K. Kislyakova and M. Leitzinger and M. Khodachenko},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={430},
  pages={1247-1256}
}
The discovery of transiting “super-Earths” with inflated radii and known masses such as Kepler-11b-f, GJ 1214b and 55 Cnc e, indicates that these exoplanets did not lose their nebula-captured hydrogen-rich, degassed or impact-delivered protoatmospheres by atmospheric escape processes. Because hydrodynamic blow-off of atmospheric hydrogen atoms is the most efficient atmospheric escape process we apply a time-dependent numerical algorithm which is able to solve the system of 1-D fluid equations… Expand

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