Sequestration of noble gases in giant planet interiors.

@article{Wilson2010SequestrationON,
  title={Sequestration of noble gases in giant planet interiors.},
  author={H. Wilson and B. Militzer},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 12},
  pages={
          121101
        }
}
The Galileo probe showed that Jupiter's atmosphere is severely depleted in neon compared to protosolar values. We show via ab initio simulations of the partitioning of neon between hydrogen-helium phases that the observed depletion can be explained by the sequestration of neon into helium-rich droplets within the postulated hydrogen-helium immiscibility layer of the planets interior. We also demonstrate that this mechanism will not affect argon explaining the observed lack of depletion of this… Expand
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