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2010ApJ...709L.114D - Astrophys. J., 709, L114-L118 (2010/February-1)

Planet formation in binary systems: a separation-dependent mechanism?


Abstract (from CDS):

In this Letter, I examine several observational trends regarding protoplanetary disks, debris disks, and exoplanets in binary systems in an attempt to constrain the physical mechanisms of planet formation in such a context. Binaries wider than about 100 AU are indistinguishable from single stars in all aspects. Binaries in the 5-100 AU range, on the other hand, are associated with shorter lived but (at least in some cases) equally massive disks. Furthermore, they form planetesimals and mature planetary systems at a similar rate as wider binaries and single stars, albeit with the peculiarity that they predominantly produce high-mass planets. I posit that the location of a stellar companion influences the relative importance of the core accretion and disk fragmentation planet formation processes, with the latter mechanism being predominant in binaries tighter than 100 AU.

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Journal keyword(s): binaries: general - planetary systems - planets and satellites: formation - protoplanetary disks

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJ/709/L114): table1.dat>

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