Chapter 5. Core-Accretion Model

  1. Dr. Rory Barnes
  1. Olenka Hubickyj

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629763.ch5

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

How to Cite

Hubickyj, O. (2010) Core-Accretion Model, in Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets (ed R. Barnes), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629763.ch5

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. NASA, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408962

Online ISBN: 9783527629763



  • core accretion;
  • solar nebula;
  • planetary formation;
  • quasi-static contraction;
  • protosolar composition;
  • interstellar medium


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background of the Development of the Core Accretion Model

  • Observational Constraints

  • General Description of the Core-accretion Model

  • The Model and the Computer Code

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • References

  • Further Reading