Extrasolar Planets

Extrasolar Planets

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Research on extrasolar planets is one of the most exciting fields of activity in astrophysics. In a decade only, a huge step forward has been made from the early speculations on the existence of planets orbiting qother starsq to the first discoveries and to the characterization of extrasolar planets. This breakthrough is the result of a growing interest of a large community of researchers as well as the development of a wide range of new observational techniques and facilities. Based on their lectures given at the 31st Saas-Fee Advanced Course, Andreas Quirrenbach, Tristan Guillot and Pat Cassen have written up up-to-date comprehensive lecture notes on the qDetection and Characterization of Extrasolar Planetsq, qPhysics of Substellar Objects Interiors, Atmospheres, Evolutionq and qProtostellar Disks and Planet Formationq. This book will serve graduate students, lecturers and scientists entering the field of extrasolar planets as detailed and comprehensive introduction.The consequence is that (i) this would imply that a phase separation has occurred in Jupiter, and earlier in Saturn, as suggested by the abundance of helium measured ... Another problem of the work of Pfaffenzeller et al. is that it does not recover the fully ionized limit. ... The low temperatures for demixing are due to the different coulombian potential for hydrogen and ions of progressively larger charges.


Title:Extrasolar Planets
Author: Patrick Cassen, Tristan Guillot, A. Quirrenbach
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-17
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