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Title: The Dispersal of Protoplanetary Disks
Authors: Alexander, Richard
Pascucci, Ilaria
Andrews, Sean
Armitage, Philip
Cieza, Lucas
First Published: 1-Nov-2014
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Citation: Alexander, R.; Pascucci, I. et al. ‘The Dispersal of Protoplanetary Disks’ in Beuther H.; Klessen R.S. et al, Protostars and Planets VI (Copyright © 2014 University of Arizona Press), pp. 475-469
Abstract: Protoplanetary disks are the sites of planet formation, and the evolution and eventual dispersal of these disks strongly influences the formation of planetary systems. Disk evolution during the planet-forming epoch is driven by accretion and mass loss due to winds, and in typical environments photoevaporation by high-energy radiation from the central star is likely to dominate final gas disk dispersal. We present a critical review of current theoretical models, and discuss the observations that are used to test these models and inform our understanding of the underlying physics. We also discuss the role disk dispersal plays in shaping planetary systems, considering its influence on both the process(es) of planet formation and the architectures of planetary systems. We conclude by presenting a schematic picture of protoplanetary disk evolution and dispersal, and discussing prospects for future work.
DOI Link: 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816531240-ch021
ISBN: 978-0-8165-3124-0
Links: http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2498.htm
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37729
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2014 University of Arizona Press.
Description: The file associated with this record is under permanent embargo in accordance with the publisher's policy.
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