Chapter 11. Planet–Planet Gravitational Scattering

  1. Dr. Rory Barnes
  1. F. Marzari

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629763.ch11

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

How to Cite

Marzari, F. (2010) Planet–Planet Gravitational Scattering, in Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets (ed R. Barnes), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629763.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, USA

Author Information

  1. Universita' di Padova, Dipartimento di Fisica, Via Marzolo 8 35131 Padova, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408962

Online ISBN: 9783527629763



  • Hot Jupiters;
  • noninteracting orbits;
  • core-accretion scenario;
  • Hill stability;
  • planet–planet scattering;
  • solar-type stars


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Onset of Instability in Multiplanet Systems: the Gas-Free Scenario

  • Planet–Planet Scattering in Presence of the Gas Disk

  • Planet–Planet Scattering in Binary Stars

  • Summary

  • References

  • Further Reading