From grains to planetesimals: the microphysics of dust coagulation

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From grains to planetesimals: the microphysics of dust coagulation

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: From grains to planetesimals: the microphysics of dust coagulation
Author: Krijt, Sebastiaan
Publisher: Leiden Observatory, Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2015-04-29
Keywords: Planet formation
Dust coagulation
Contact mechanics
Abstract: With over 1800 exoplanets detected, we now believe the majority of stars is orbited by one or more planets. If we want to understand the observed abundance and diversity of planetary systems, we have to understand their formation history. The first step in the planet-formation process is the collisional coagulation of microscopic dust grains into kilometer-size planetesimals (the building blocks of planetary systems). The goal of this thesis has been to achieve a better understanding of the microphysics that govern this early growth.
Description: Promotores: . A.G.G.M. Tielens, C. Dominik
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Krijt, S., 2015, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789462596306
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/32842
 

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