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2016ApJ...831..202L - Astrophys. J., 831, 202-202 (2016/November-2)

Prospecting for chemical tags among open clusters.


Abstract (from CDS):

Determination of the chemical composition of red giants in a large sample of open clusters (OCs) shows that the abundances of the heavy elements La, Ce, Nd, and Sm, but not so obviously Y and Eu, vary from one cluster to another across a sample in which all the clusters have nearly solar metallicity. For La, Ce, Nd, and Sm the amplitudes of the variations at solar metallicity scale approximately with the main s-process contribution to solar system material. Consideration of published abundances of field stars suggests that such a spread in heavy-element abundances is present for the thin and thick disk stars of different metallicities. This new result provides an opportunity to chemically tag stars by their heavy elements and to reconstruct dissolved OCs from the field-star population.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: abundances - Galaxy: evolution - open clusters and associations: general - stars: abundances - stars: abundances

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