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2015A&A...580A..93D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 580A, 93-93 (2015/8-1)

The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. XXII. Multiplicity properties of the B-type stars.

DUNSTALL P.R., DUFTON P.L., SANA H., EVANS C.J., HOWARTH I.D., SIMON-DIAZ S., DE MINK S.E., LANGER N., MAIZ-APELLANIZ J. and TAYLOR W.D.

Abstract (from CDS):

We investigate the multiplicity properties of 408 B-type stars observed in the 30 Doradus region of the Large Magellanic Cloud with multi-epoch spectroscopy from the VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey (VFTS). We use a cross-correlation method to estimate relative radial velocities from the helium and metal absorption lines for each of our targets. Objects with significant radial-velocity variations (and with an amplitude larger than 16km/s) are classified as spectroscopic binaries. We find an observed spectroscopic binary fraction (defined by periods of <103.5d and mass ratios >0.1) for the B-type stars, fB(obs)=0.25±0.02, which appears constant across the field of view, except for the two older clusters (Hodge301 and SL639). These two clusters have significantly lower binary fractions of 0.08±0.08 and 0.10±0.09, respectively. Using synthetic populations and a model of our observed epochs and their potential biases, we constrain the intrinsic multiplicity properties of the dwarf and giant (i.e. relatively unevolved) B-type stars in 30 Dor. We obtain a present-day binary fraction fB(true)=0.58±0.11, with a flat period distribution. Within the uncertainties, the multiplicity properties of the B-type stars agree with those for the O stars in 30 Dor from the VFTS.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: early-type - binaries: spectroscopic - open clusters and associations: individual: 30 Doradus

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/580/A93): stars.dat table2.dat table3.dat>

Simbad objects: 431

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