Recent Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observations of the protoplanetary disk around HD 169142 reveal a peculiar structure made of concentric dusty rings: a main ring at similar to 20 au, a triple system of rings at similar to 55-75 au in millimetric continuum emission, and a perturbed gas surface density from the (CO)-C-12,(CO)-C-13, and (CO)-O-18 (J = 2-1) surface brightness profile. In this Letter, we perform 3D numerical simulations and radiative transfer modeling exploring the possibility that two giant planets interacting with the disk and orbiting in resonant locking can be responsible for the origin of the observed dust inner rings structure. We find that in this configuration the dust structure is actually long lived while the gas mass of the disk is accreted onto the star and the giant planets, emptying the inner region. In addition, we also find that the innermost planet is located at the inner edge of the dust ring, and can accrete mass from the disk, generating a signature in the dust ring shape that can be observed in mm ALMA observations.
Long-lived Dust Rings around HD 169142 / C. Toci, G. Lodato, D. Fedele, L. Testi, C. Pinte. - In: THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS. - ISSN 2041-8205. - 888:1(2020 Jan).
|Titolo:||Long-lived Dust Rings around HD 169142|
TOCI, CLAUDIA (Corresponding)
LODATO, GIUSEPPE (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||protoplanetary disks; planetary system formation; astrophysical fluid dynamics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/05 - Astronomia e Astrofisica|
|Progetto:||Dust and gas in planet forming discs (DUSTBUSTER)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab5c87|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|