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2012A&A...537A..91X - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 537A, 91-91 (2012/1-1)

Lithium abundances of nearby young solar-type stars based on optical high-resolution spectroscopy.

XING L.-F. and XING Q.-F.

Abstract (from CDS):

Lithium has long been recognized as a powerful tool for investigating the internal mixing of low-mass stars. In addition, accurate measurements of lithium abundances in young solar-type stars provide independent and reliable age diagnostics. To study the relationship between lithium and activity in normal solar type-type stars and determine the effectiveness of lithium and kinematics as activity indicators, we perform a lithium survey of nearby late-type stars. We search for nearby young solar-type stars and investigate the relationship between lithium abundances and X-ray activity by measuring logLx. On the basis of high-resolution spectroscopic observations, we derived the lithium abundances of 33 young solar-type stars by comparing the measured LiI λ 670.8nm equivalent widths with the curve of growth calculations in non-LTE (NLTE) conditions. We obtain the lithium abundances of a sample of young solar-type stars. Using the lithium abundance and X-ray luminosity, Lx, we investigate the relationship between Li abundance and X-ray activity. We find a clear correlation between lithium abundance (logN(Li)) and X-ray luminosity, logLx, for our sample stars. As the X-ray luminosity, Lx, becomes stronger, the lithium abundance decreases in our sample (11 pre-main-sequence, 15 zero-age-main-sequence, and 7 young main-sequence) stars. The results imply that there is a large number of solar-type stars. A correlation appears to exist between Li abundance and age, thus confirming the presence of very active young stars close to the Sun.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: evolution - stars: abundances - stars: solar-type

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