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2005A&A...434..301D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 434, 301-308 (2005/4-4)

The age of the Galactic thin disk from Th/Eu nucleocosmochronology. II. Chronological analysis.


Abstract (from CDS):

The purpose of this work is to resume investigation of Galactic thin disk dating using nucleocosmochronology with Th/Eu stellar abundance ratios, a theme absent from the literature since 1990. [Th/Eu] abundance ratios for a sample of 20 disk dwarfs/subgiants of F5 to G8 spectral type with -0.8≤[Fe/H]≤+0.3, determined in the first paper of this series, were adopted for this analysis. We developed a Galactic chemical evolution model that includes the effect of refuse, which are composed of stellar remnants (white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes) and low-mass stellar formation residues (terrestrial planets, comets, etc.), contributing to a better fit to observational constraints. Two Galactic disk ages were estimated, by comparing literature data on Th/Eu production and solar abundance ratios to the model (8.7+5.8–4.1Gyr), and by comparing [Th/Eu] vs. [Fe/H] curves from the model to our stellar abundance ratio data ((8.2±1.9)Gyr), yielding the final, average value (8.3±1.8)Gyr. This is the first Galactic disk age determined via Th/Eu nucleocosmochronology, and corroborates the most recent white dwarf ages determined via cooling sequence calculations, which indicate a low age (≲10Gyr) for the disk.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: disk - Galaxy: evolution - stars: late-type - stars: fundamental parameters - stars: abundances

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/434/301): table5.dat>

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