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Fig. 2


Comparison of maximum dust particle size produced by coagulation (red shaded region) and minimum size needed for planetesimal formation in a dead zone (blue crosshatched region). We assume that particle growth is limited by the relative drift velocities, ignoring turbulence, which corresponds to the dead zone. We find that the maximum particle size exceeds the size corresponding to the St = 10-2 only for the ices that can exist beyond the snow line, where the presence of ice makes the dust particles more sticky.

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