The physical and chemical properties of planet forming disks

Inga Kamp, Bruce G. Elmegreen, L. Viktor Tóth, Manuel Güdel

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VLT instruments and ALMA have revolutionized in the past five years our view and understanding of how disks turn into planetary systems. They provide exquisite insights into non-axisymmetric structures likely closely related to ongoing planet formation processes. The following cannot be a complete review of the physical and chemical properties of disks; instead I focus on a few selected aspects. I will review our current understanding of the physical properties (e.g. solid and gas mass content, snow and ice lines) and chemical composition of planet forming disks at ages of 1-few Myr, especially in the context of the planetary systems that are forming inside them. I will highlight recent advances achieved by means of consistent multi-wavelength studies of gas AND dust in protoplanetary disks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


  • asteroids
  • Astrochemistry
  • comets
  • formation
  • planetary systems: Protoplanetary disks
  • solar system: Formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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