Planet gaps in the dust layer of 3D proto-planetary disks: Observability with ALMA

J. F. Gonzalez, C. Pinte, S. T. Maddison, F. Ménard

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Among the numerous known extrasolar planets, only a handful have been imaged directly so far, at large orbital radii and in rather evolved systems. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) will have the capacity to observe these wide planetary systems at a younger age, thus bringing a better understanding of the planet formation process. Here we explore the ability of ALMA to detect the gaps carved by planets on wide orbits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
PublisherCambridge University Press (Anthem Press)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781107045200
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • Methods: numerical
  • Planetary systems: protoplanetary disks
  • Radiative transfer
  • Submillimeter

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