DPS 2001 meeting, November 2001
Session 15. Solar System Origins Posters
Displayed, 9:00am Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday, Highlighted, Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 10:30am-12:30pm, French Market Exhibit Hall

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[15.02] Formation of planetesimals in the Solar Nebula

R. Hueso, T. Guillot (Observatorie de la Cote d'Azur)

We study the evolution of protoplanetary disks with gas and embedded particles using a classical alpha-disk model. Solid matter entrained in the gas is incorporated following the formalism of Stepinski and Valageas (A&A, 1996, 1997). Dust grains coagulate into larger particles until they eventually decouple from the gas. The coagulation process is modulated by the evaporation and condensation of dust in the disk. We simultaneously consider grains of ices and rock, which allows us to study the amount of different solid material available to form the different planets. In particular, we present consequences for the development of planetesimals in the Uranus and Neptune region. This is interesting in the light of interior models of these planets, which naturally tend to predict a low rock to ice ratio. We will also discuss the consequences of these results on the standard core-accretion formation scenario.

Acknowledgements: This work has been supported by Programme National du Planetologie. R. Hueso acknowledges a post-doctoral fellowship from Gobierno Vasco.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: hueso@obs-nice.fr

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