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2010MNRAS.403.1729S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 403, 1729-1738 (2010/April-3)

Pulsations in the atmosphere of the roAp star HD24712 - II. Theoretical models.


Abstract (from CDS):

We discuss pulsations of the rapidly oscillating Ap (roAp) star HD24712 (HR1217) based on non-adiabatic analyses taking into account the effect of dipole magnetic fields. We have found that all the pulsation modes appropriate for HD24712 are damped, i.e. the κ-mechanism excitation in the hydrogen ionization layers is not strong enough to excite high-order p modes with periods consistent with observed ones, all of which are found to be above the acoustic cut-off frequencies of our models.

The main (2.721mHz) and the highest (2.806mHz) frequencies are matched with modified l = 2 and 3 modes, respectively. The large frequency separation (~68µHz) is reproduced by models which lay within the error box of HD24712 on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. The nearly equally spaced frequencies of HD24712 indicate the small frequency separation to be as small as ~0.5µHz. However, the small separation derived from theoretical l = 1 and 2 modes is found to be larger than ∼3µHz. The problem of equal spacing could be resolved by assuming that the spacings correspond to pairs of l = 2 and 0 modes; this is possible because magnetic fields significantly modify the frequencies of l = 0 modes. The amplitude distribution on the stellar surface is strongly affected by the magnetic field resulting in the predominant concentration at the polar regions. The modified amplitude distribution of a quasi-quadrapole mode predicts a rotational amplitude modulation consistent with the observed one.

Amplitudes and phases of radial velocity variations for various spectral lines are converted to relations of amplitude/phase versus optical depth in the atmosphere. Oscillation phase delays gradually outward in the outermost layers indicating the presence of waves propagating outward. The phase changes steeply around logτ ∼ -3.5, which supports a T-τ relation having a small temperature inversion there.

Abstract Copyright: © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 RAS

Journal keyword(s): stars: individual: HD24712 - stars: magnetic fields - stars: oscillations

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