Observational signatures of grain growth
With over 1,000 extrasolar planets discovered in the past fifteen years, it is becoming increasingly important to study the planet formation process. We have been conducting millimetre and centimetre wavelength observations of southern star forming regions with the Australia Telescope Compact Array to probe the cool, outer regions of protoplanetary disks and determine signatures of grain growth within these disks. These observations are complimented by sub-mm and IR studies.
- Lommen, Maddison, Wright, et al. (2009), Large grains in disks around young stars: ATCA observations of WW Cha, RU Lup, and CS Cha, A&A, 495, 869
- Lommen, Wright, Maddison, et al. (2007), Investigating grain growth in disks around southern T Tauri Stars at millimetre wavelengths, A&A, 462, 211
- Investigating grain growth in southern protoplanetary disks, ATNF newsletter article
- Maddison, Lommen, Wright, et al. (2006), Observing Grain Growth in Protoplanetary Disks, AAS, 209.1010