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2012MNRAS.424.2118S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 424, 2118-2129 (2012/August-2)

Two groups within the thick disc of the Milky way?


Abstract (from CDS):

Compositions of F and G dwarf stars in two groups of thick disc stars are presented. The groups identified by Schuster et al. have mean characteristics ([Fe/H], V(rot), Age, sigma\mi W\mo ') of (-0.7 dex, 120km/s, 12.5Gyr, 62km/s) and (-0.4, 160, 10.0, 45.8). Abundances for 23 elements obtained from high-resolution spectra are presented for 59 stars in the metal-rich group and 27 stars in the metal-poor group. The run of abundance ratios [X/Fe] versus [Fe/H] for the two groups define a single relation for each element (designated as X) with no intrinsic scatter and without a measurable discontinuity at -0.6 < [Fe/H] < -0.5, the metallicity at which the two groups overlap. The relations [X/Fe] versus [Fe/H] are those determined previously for thick disc stars. It is suggested that these two groups and the thick disc as a whole have a common origin in terms of prior chemical evolution.

Abstract Copyright: 2012 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2012 RAS

Journal keyword(s): stars: abundances - Galaxy: disc Houston, TX

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