The characterisation of the low-mass planets: super-Earths and mini-Neptunes. The former are planets that are mostly solid, either rocky or icy in composition, while the latter posses also a volatile envelope. My goal is to determine if planets with masses between 1-15 Earth-masses are scaled up versions of Earth, or scaled-down versions of Neptune in terms of their composition, evolution and physical properties.
- R Helled, S Werner, C Dorn, T Guillot, M Ikoma, Y Ito, M Kama, ...(2021) Ariel planetary interiors White Paper Experimental Astronomy, 1-34
- M Plotnykov, D Valencia (2021) Chemical Fingerprints of Formation in Rocky Super-Earths' Data Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 53 (3), 1236
- T Guillot, J Fortney, E Rauscher, MS Marley, V Parmentier, M Line, ... (2020) Keys of a mission to Uranus or Neptune, the closest ice giants arXiv preprint arXiv:2012.09863
- J Teske, SX Wang, A Wolfgang, T Gan, M Plotnykov, DJ Armstrong, ... (2020) The Magellan-TESS Survey I: Survey Description and Mid-Survey Results arXiv preprint arXiv:2011.11560
- M Plotnykov, D Valencia (2020) Chemical fingerprints of formation in rocky super-Earths’ data Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 499 (1), 932-947
- J Scora, D Valencia, A Morbidelli, S Jacobson (2020) Chemical diversity of super-Earths as a consequence of formation Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 493 (4), 4910-4924
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