Detecting planets in protoplanetary disks: A prospective study
Sebastian Wolf, F. Gueth, Thomas Henning & Wilhelm Kley
Astrophys. J. Letters, in Press
We investigate the possibility to find evidence for planets in
circumstellar disks by infrared and submillimeter interferometry.
We present simulations of a circumstellar
disk around a solar-type star with an embedded planet of 1 Jupiter mass.
The three-dimensional (3D) density structure of the disk results
from hydrodynamical simulations.
On the basis of 3D radiative transfer simulations, images of this system
The intensity maps provide the basis for the simulation of the
interferometers VLTI (equipped with the mid-infrared instrument MIDI)
While MIDI/VLTI will not provide the possibility to distinguish
between disks with or without a gap on the basis of visibility
measurements, ALMA will provide the
necessary basis for a direct gap detection.
Version: Jan. 12th, 2002
ps-file (1.6 MB)