Mass-radius relationships of rocky exoplanets

dc.contributor.authorSohl, Frank
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Frank W.
dc.contributor.authorRauer, Heike
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-27T13:14:43Z
dc.date.available2017-11-27T13:14:43Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.descriptionDieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.de
dc.descriptionThis publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.en
dc.description.abstractMass and radius of planets transiting their host stars are provided by radial velocity and photometric observations. Structural models of solid exoplanet interiors are then constructed by using equations of state for the radial density distribution, which are compliant with the thermodynamics of the high-pressure limit. However, to some extent those structural models suffer from inherent degeneracy or non-uniqueness problems owing to a principal lack of knowledge of the internal differentiation state and/or the possible presence of an optically thick atmosphere. We here discuss the role of corresponding measurement errors, which adversely affect determinations of a planet's mean density and bulk chemical composition. Precise measurements of planet radii will become increasingly important as key observational constraints for radial density models of individual solid low-mass exoplanets or super-Earths.en
dc.identifier.eissn1743-9221
dc.identifier.issn1743-9213
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de//handle/11303/7188
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-6463
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject.ddc520 Astronomie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
dc.subject.ddc526 Mathematische Geografiede
dc.subject.otherplanetsen
dc.subject.othersatellitesen
dc.subject.otherbulk compositionen
dc.subject.otherinterior structureen
dc.titleMass-radius relationships of rocky exoplanetsen
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1017/s1743921313013148
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issueS293
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameCambridge University Press
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceCambridge
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend355
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart350
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume8
tub.accessrights.dnbdomain
tub.affiliationFak. 2 Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften>Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysikde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 2 Mathematik und Naturwissenschaftende
tub.affiliation.instituteZentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysikde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlin
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