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dc.contributor.advisorPaola Rebusco and Sara Seager.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPiso, Ana-Maria (Ana-Maria Adriana)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-23T14:37:47Z
dc.date.available2011-02-23T14:37:47Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/61258
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 75-78).en_US
dc.description.abstractWe study the magnetic field and the planet-star interactions of super Earths, extrasolar planets with masses between 1 and 10 times the mass of the Earth. We first present a model of the magnetic field of a super Earth, the dynamo model. We then list and explain several mechanisms through which magnetic energy can be released, as well as various ways through which the power dissipated can be observed. We apply our model to two recently discovered super Earths, CoRoT 7-b and GJ 1214 b. We find that emission from CoRoT 7-b is very low and thus unlikely to be observable, while emission from GJ 1214 b may be detectable with current instruments and its measurement can provide information regarding the internal composition of the planet. Further on, we discuss some special cases for detection, such as M and Ap type stars. We conclude our thesis with a generalization of our results and guidelines for future developments.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ana-Maria Piso.en_US
dc.format.extent78 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectPhysics.en_US
dc.titleMagnetic interaction of super-Earths with their host star and planet compositionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
dc.identifier.oclc701908664en_US


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