Large-Scale Searches for Brown Dwarfs and Free-Floating Planets

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Abstract

Searches of large-scale surveys have resulted in the discovery of over 1000 brown dwarfs in the Solar neighborhood. In this chapter we review the progress in finding brown dwarfs in large datasets, highlighting the key science goals and summarizing the surveys that have contributed most significantly to the current sample.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Exoplanets
EditorsHans J. Deeg, Juan Antonio Belmonte
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-30648-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-30648-3
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Apr 2018

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