Chapter 7. Brown Dwarfs

  1. Dr. Rory Barnes
  1. Kevin L. Luhman

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629763.ch7

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets

How to Cite

Luhman, K. L. (2010) Brown Dwarfs, in Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets (ed R. Barnes), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629763.ch7

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Pennsylvania State University, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408962

Online ISBN: 9783527629763

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Keywords:

  • substellar objects;
  • circumstellar disks;
  • Spitzer Space Telescope;
  • giant planets;
  • brown dwarfs;
  • free-floating planets

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining Brown Dwarfs and Giant Planets

  • Distinguishing between Brown Dwarfs and Giant Planets

  • Protoplanetary Disks around Brown Dwarfs

  • Searches for Planets around Brown Dwarfs

  • References