Dusty Exoplanetary Debris Disks in the Single-Temperature Blackbody Plane
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We present a bulk sample analysis of the metal polluted white dwarfs which also host infrared bright dusty debris disks, known to be direct signatures of an active exoplanetary accretion source. We explore the relative positions of these systems in a “single-temperature blackbody plane”, defined as the temperature and radius of a single temperature blackbody as fitted to the infrared excess. We find that the handful of dust systems which also host gaseous debris in emission congregate along the high temperature boundary of the dust disk region in the single-temperature blackbody plane. We discuss interpretations of this boundary and propose the single-temperature blackbody plane selection technique for use in future targeted searches of gaseous emission.
The 21st European Workshop on White Dwarfs was held in Austin, TX from July 23rd to 27th of 2018