The chemical inventory of the inner regions of planet-forming disks - the JWST/MINDS program

Inga Kamp, Thomas Henning, Aditya M. Arabhavi, Giulio Bettoni, Valentin Christiaens, Danny Gasman, Sierra L. Grant, Maria Morales-Calderón, Benoit Tabone, Alain Abergel, Olivier Absil, Ioannis Argyriou, David Barrado, Anthony Boccaletti, Jeroen Bouwman, Alessio Caratti o Garatti, Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Vincent Geers, Adrian M. Glauser, Manuel GüdelRodrigo Guadarrama, Hyerin Jang, Jayatee Kanwar, Pierre-Olivier Lagage, Fred Lahuis, Michael Mueller, Cyrine Nehmé, Göran Olofsson, Eric Pantin, Nicole Pawellek, Giulia Perotti, Tom P. Ray, Donna Rodgers-Lee, Matthias Samland, Silvia Scheithauer, Jürgen Schreiber, Kamber Schwarz, Milou Temmink, Bart Vandenbussche, Marissa Vlasblom, Christoffel Waelkens, L.~B.~F.~M. Waters, Gillian Wright

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The understanding of planet formation has changed recently, embracing the new idea of pebble accretion. This means that the influx of pebbles from the outer regions of planet-forming disks to their inner zones could determine the composition of planets and their atmospheres. The solid and molecular components delivered to the planet-forming region can be best characterized by mid-infrared spectroscopy. With Spitzer low-resolution (R = 100, 600) spectroscopy, this approach was limited to the detection of abundant molecules, such as H 2O, C 2H 2, HCN and CO 2. This contribution will present the first results of the MINDS (MIRI mid-INfrared Disk Survey, PI:Th Henning) project. Due do the sensitivity and spectral resolution provided by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), we now have a unique tool to obtain the full inventory of chemistry in the inner disks of solar-type stars and brown dwarfs, including also less-abundant hydrocarbons and isotopologues. The Integral Field Unit (IFU) capabilities will enable at the same time spatial studies of the continuum and line emission in extended sources such as debris disks, the flying saucer and also the search for mid-IR signatures of forming planets in systems such as PDS 70. These JWST observations are complementary to ALMA and NOEMA observations of outer-disk chemistry; together these datasets will provide an integral view of the processes occurring during the planet-formation phase.

Seiten (von - bis)112-137
FachzeitschriftFaraday Discussions
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Sep. 2023

ÖFOS 2012

  • 103004 Astrophysik
  • 103003 Astronomie