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The dynamics and helium distribution in hydrogen-helium fluid planets

Stevenson, D. J. and Salpeter, E. E. (1977) The dynamics and helium distribution in hydrogen-helium fluid planets. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 35 . pp. 239-261. ISSN 0067-0049. doi:10.1086/190479.

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The simple case of a homogeneous planet without first-order phase transitions is considered and an investigation is conducted concerning a pure hydrogen planet in which a first-order phase transition takes place from fluid molecular hydrogen to fluid metallic hydrogen. Attention is also given to convection in the presence of a compositional gradient, the effects of helium insolubility in a cooling hydrogen-helium planet, a hydrogen-helium planet in its early evolution, and the case in which influence of phase transition occurs much later in the evolution of the planet.

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Additional Information:© 1977 The American Astronomical Society. Received 1976 June 23; accepted 1977 April 13. We wish to thank P. Gierasch, W. B. Hubbard, R. Smoluchowski, and J. S. Turner for discussions. Support by National Science Foundation grants AST 75-21153 and MPS 74-17838 and National Aeronautics and Space Administration grant NGR 33-010-188 is gratefully acknowledged.
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