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2004A&A...425..697C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 425, 697-705 (2004/10-2)

The [Zn/Fe] - [Fe/H] trend for disk and halo stars.

CHEN Y.Q., NISSEN P.E. and ZHAO G.

Abstract (from CDS):

Zn abundances, derived from a model atmosphere analysis of the λ6362.35Å ZnI line, are presented for 44 thin disk, 10 thick disk and 8 halo dwarf stars in the metallicity range -1.0<[Fe/H]<+0.2. It is found that [Zn/Fe] in thin disk stars shows a slight increasing trend with decreasing metallicity reaching a value [Zn/Fe]≃+0.1 at [Fe/H]=-0.6. The thick disk stars in the metallicity range -0.9<[Fe/H]←0.6 have an average [Zn/Fe]≃+0.15dex, whereas five alpha-poor and Ni-poor halo stars in the same metallicity range have [Zn/Fe]≃0.0dex. These results indicate that Zn is not an exact tracer of Fe as often assumed in abundance studies of damped Lyman-alpha systems (DLAs). A better understanding of the nucleosynthesis of Zn is needed in order to obtain more detailed information on the past history of star formation in DLAs from e.g. the observed sulphur/zinc ratio.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: abundances - stars: atmospheres - Galaxy: evolution - Galaxy: solar neighbourhood - galaxies: high-redshift

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