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Fig. 1


Geometry of the problem considered in this study. The gas disk has a characteristic height hg and is accreting onto the star thus yielding a small but non-negligible inflow velocity. Dust particles grow by mechanisms not modeled in this study. They settle to the mid-plane and drift inward as a result of gas drag, at a pace set both by their size and the thermodynamical conditions in the gas disk. Their vertical extent is hd. Planetesimals are supposed to have formed preferentially near the star. They have sizes in the kilometer range or much larger and negligible inward drift. Their vertical extent hp is mainly governed by self-scattering.

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