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Application of Condensation Sequence to extrasolar systems?

  1. Feb 25, 2012 #1
    I have spent many hours today trying to determine at what distances certain substances will condense in protoplanetary disks around stars or temperatures different to that of our sun.

    I have come to the conclusion that the Inverse-Square Law is key to determining this. However, I am unsure as to how I can apply it in this situation.

    Also, there seem to be other factors that will have a major influence on results:

    1. Luminosity of Protostars is less than that of their eventual main sequence selves, but I can find no information regarding what the luminosity of these stars might be.

    2. Friction within the accretion disk might have an effect on temperature, but I cannot determine to what degree.

    Any help in this matter will be much appreciated.

    ~PhoenixKnight
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2012 #2
  4. Feb 25, 2012 #3
    Thanks! These are very interesting! I think they will help a lot. :D
     
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