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2002MNRAS.335L..45K - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 335, L45-L49 (2002/September-2)

The λ Bootis phenomenon: interaction between a star and a diffuse interstellar cloud.


Abstract (from CDS):

The λ Bootis stars, a group of late B- to early F-type Population I stars, have surface abundances that resemble the general metal depletion pattern found in the interstellar medium. Inspired by the recent result that the fundamental parameters of these peculiar stars differ in no respect from those of a comparison sample of normal stars, the hypothesis of an interaction between a star and a diffuse interstellar cloud is considered as a possible explanation of the peculiar abundance pattern. It is found that such a scenario is able to explain the selective accretion of interstellar gas depleted in condensable elements as well as the spectral range of the λ Bootis phenomenon.

Abstract Copyright: RAS

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - stars: abundances - stars: chemically peculiar.

Simbad objects: 18

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