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2017ApJS..228...18G - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 228, 18-18 (2017/February-0)

BANYAN. IX. The initial mass function and planetary-mass object space density of the TW Hya association.

GAGNE J., FAHERTY J.K., MAMAJEK E.E., MALO L., DOYON R., FILIPPAZZO J.C., WEINBERGER A.J., DONALDSON J.K., LEPINE S., LAFRENIERE D., ARTIGAU E., BURGASSER A.J., LOOPER D., BOUCHER A., BELETSKY Y., CAMNASIO S., BRUNETTE C. and ARBOIT G.

Abstract (from CDS):

A determination of the initial mass function (IMF) of the current, incomplete census of the 10 Myr-old TW Hya association (TWA) is presented. This census is built from a literature compilation supplemented with new spectra and 17 new radial velocities from ongoing membership surveys, as well as a reanalysis of Hipparcos data that confirmed HR 4334 (A2 Vn) as a member. Although the dominant uncertainty in the IMF remains census incompleteness, a detailed statistical treatment is carried out to make the IMF determination independent of binning while accounting for small number statistics. The currently known high-likelihood members are fitted by a log-normal distribution with a central mass of 0.21–0.06+0.11M and a characteristic width of 0.8–0.1+0.2 dex in the 12 MJup-2 M range, whereas a Salpeter power law with α=2.2–0.5+1.1 best describes the IMF slope in the 0.1-2 M range. This characteristic width is higher than other young associations, which may be due to incompleteness in the current census of low-mass TWA stars. A tentative overpopulation of isolated planetary-mass members similar to 2MASS J11472421-2040204 and 2MASS J11193254-1137466 is identified: this indicates that there might be as many as 10–5+13 similar members of TWA with hot-start model-dependent masses estimated at ∼5-7 MJup, most of which would be too faint to be detected in 2MASS. Our new radial velocity measurements corroborate the membership of 2MASS J11472421-2040204, and secure TWA 28 (M8.5 γ), TWA 29 (M9.5 γ), and TWA 33 (M4.5 e) as members. The discovery of 2MASS J09553336-0208403, a young L7-type interloper unrelated to TWA, is also presented.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): brown dwarfs - methods: data analysis - open clusters and associations: individual: TW Hya - stars: kinematics and dynamics - stars: low-mass - stars: luminosity function, mass function - stars: luminosity function, mass function

Nomenclature: TWA NNA (Nos 37-44, 47) added.

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