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Title: Dynamical evolution of dust particles in the Kuiper disk
Authors: Holmes, E. K.
Dermot, S. F.
Gustafson, B.
Issue Date: 29-Jul-2002
Citation: ESA Special Publication Series: Asteroids, Comets, Meteors
Berlin, Germany
Abstract: A Kuiper belt dust disk will have a resonant structure, arising because the Plutinos are in the 3:2 mean motion resonance with Neptune. We run numerical integrations of particles originating from Plutinos to determine what percentage of particles remain in the resonance for a variety of particle and source body sizes. The dynamical evolution of the particles is followed from source to sink with Poynting-Robertson light drag, solar wind drag, radiation pressure, the Lorentz force, neutral interstellar gas drag, and the effects of planetary gravitational perturbations included. The number of particles in the 3:2 resonance increases with decreasing p for the cases where the initial source bodies are small and the percentage of particles in resonance is not significantly changed by either the addition of the Lorentz force, as long as the potential of the particles is small (U = 5 V), or the effect of neutral interstellar gas drag.
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