Astron. J., 153, 62-62 (2017/February-0)
Chandra characterization of X-ray emission in the young F-star binary system HD 113766.
LISSE C.M., CHRISTIAN D.J., WOLK S.J., GUNTHER H.M., CHEN C.H. and GRADY C.A.
Abstract (from CDS):
Using Chandra, we have obtained imaging X-ray spectroscopy of the 10-16 Myr old F-star binary HD 113766. We individually resolve the 1.''4 separation binary components for the first time in the X-ray and find a total 0.3-2.0 keV luminosity of 2.2 x 1029 erg/s, consistent with previous RASS estimates. We find emission from the easternmost, infrared-bright, dusty member HD 113766A to be only ∼10% that of the western, infrared-faint member HD 113766B. There is no evidence for a 3rd late-type stellar or substellar member of HD 113766 with Lx > 6 x 1025 erg/s within 2' of the binary pair. The ratio of the two stars' X-ray luminosity is consistent with their assignments as F2V and F6V by Pecaut et al. The emission is soft for both stars, kTApec = 0.30-0.50 keV, suggesting X-rays produced by stellar rotation and/or convection in young dynamos, but not accretion or outflow shocks, which we rule out. A possible 2.8 ± 0.15 (2σ) hr modulation in the HD 113766B X-ray emission is seen, but at very low confidence and of unknown provenance. Stellar wind drag models corresponding to Lx ∼ 2 x 1029 erg/s argue for a 1 mm dust particle lifetime around HD 113766B of only ∼90,0000 years, suggesting that dust around HD 113766B is quickly removed, whereas 1 mm sized dust around HD 113766A can survive for >1.5 x 106 years. At 1028-1029 erg/s X-ray luminosity, astrobiologically important effects, like dust warming and X-ray photolytic organic synthesis, are likely for any circumstellar material in the HD 113766 systems.
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astrochemistry - protoplanetary disks - planets and satellites: formation - techniques: spectroscopic - X-rays: stars - X-rays: stars
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