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Title: ABUNDANCES IN THE LOCAL REGION. I. G AND K GIANTS

Abstract

Parameters and abundances for 1133 stars of spectral types F, G, and K of luminosity class III have been derived. In terms of stellar parameters, the primary point of interest is the disagreement between gravities derived with masses determined from isochrones, and gravities determined from an ionization balance. This is not a new result per se, but the size of this sample emphasizes the severity of the problem. A variety of arguments led to the selection of the ionization-balance gravity as the working value. The derived abundances indicate that the giants in the solar region have Sun-like total abundances and abundance ratios. Stellar evolution indicators have also been investigated with the Li abundances and the [C/Fe] and C/O ratios, indicating that standard processing has been operating in these stars. The more salient result for stellar evolution is that the [C/Fe] data across the red-giant clump indicates the presence of mass-dependent mixing in accord with standard stellar evolution predictions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7215 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22520147
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astronomical Journal (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 150; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1538-3881
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ABUNDANCE; CARBON; ELEMENT ABUNDANCE; GALAXIES; GIANT STARS; GRAVITATION; IRON; LITHIUM; LUMINOSITY; MASS; OXYGEN; STAR EVOLUTION; SUN

Citation Formats

Luck, R. Earle, E-mail: rel2@case.edu. ABUNDANCES IN THE LOCAL REGION. I. G AND K GIANTS. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/150/3/88.
Luck, R. Earle, E-mail: rel2@case.edu. ABUNDANCES IN THE LOCAL REGION. I. G AND K GIANTS. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/150/3/88.
Luck, R. Earle, E-mail: rel2@case.edu. Tue . "ABUNDANCES IN THE LOCAL REGION. I. G AND K GIANTS". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/150/3/88.
@article{osti_22520147,
title = {ABUNDANCES IN THE LOCAL REGION. I. G AND K GIANTS},
author = {Luck, R. Earle, E-mail: rel2@case.edu},
abstractNote = {Parameters and abundances for 1133 stars of spectral types F, G, and K of luminosity class III have been derived. In terms of stellar parameters, the primary point of interest is the disagreement between gravities derived with masses determined from isochrones, and gravities determined from an ionization balance. This is not a new result per se, but the size of this sample emphasizes the severity of the problem. A variety of arguments led to the selection of the ionization-balance gravity as the working value. The derived abundances indicate that the giants in the solar region have Sun-like total abundances and abundance ratios. Stellar evolution indicators have also been investigated with the Li abundances and the [C/Fe] and C/O ratios, indicating that standard processing has been operating in these stars. The more salient result for stellar evolution is that the [C/Fe] data across the red-giant clump indicates the presence of mass-dependent mixing in accord with standard stellar evolution predictions.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-6256/150/3/88},
journal = {Astronomical Journal (Online)},
issn = {1538-3881},
number = 3,
volume = 150,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
}