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2008ApJ...681.1624M - Astrophys. J., 681, 1624-1630 (2008/July-2)

Composition of ices in low-mass extrasolar planets.

MARBOEUF U., MOUSIS O., EHRENREICH D., ALIBERT Y., CASSAN A., WAKELAM V. and BEAULIEU J.-P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We study the formation conditions of icy planetesimals in protoplanetary disks in order to determine the composition of ices in small and cold extrasolar planets. Assuming that ices are formed from hydrates, clathrates, and pure condensates, we calculate their mass fractions with respect to the total quantity of ices included in planetesimals, for a grid of disk models. We find that the composition of ices weakly depends on the adopted disk thermodynamic conditions, and is rather influenced by the initial composition of the gas phase. The use of a plausible range of molecular abundance ratios and the variation of the relative elemental carbon over oxygen ratio in the gas phase of protoplanetary disks allow us to apply our model to a wide range of planetary systems. Our results can thus be used to constrain the icy/volatile phase composition of cold planets evidenced by microlensing surveys, hypothetical ocean planets, and carbon planets, which could be detected by COROT or Kepler.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Planetary Systems - Stars: Planetary Systems: Formation

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