Back to Volume
Paper: Interferometric Detection of Planets/Gaps in Protoplanetary Disks
Volume: 294, Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extrasolar Planets
Page: 257
Authors: Wolf, S.; Gueth, F.; Henning, Th.; Kley, W.
Abstract: We investigate the possibility to find evidence for planets in circumstellar disks by infrared and submillimeter interferometry. Hydrodynamical simulations of a circumstellar disk around a solar-type star with an embedded planet of 1 Jupiter mass are presented. On the basis of 3D radiative transfer simulations, images of this system are calculated. These intensity maps provide the basis for the simulation of the interferometers VLTI (equipped with the mid-infrared instrument MIDI) and ALMA. While ALMA will provide the necessary basis for a direct gap and therefore indirect planet detection, MIDI/VLTI will provide the possibility to distinguish between disks with or without accretion on the central star on the basis of visibility measurements.
Back to Volume