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1998A&A...338..612K - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 338, 612-622 (1998/10-2)

Search for rotation in white dwarfs.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report high-resolution spectroscopic observations of the NLTE Hα core in 28 DA white dwarfs. From a comparison with theoretically broadened NLTE models projected rotation velocities can be determined. The majority of objects are found to be compatible with zero or very small rotation with typical upper limits for vsini of 15km/s, corresponding to periods of hours or longer. The implications for the loss of angular momentum during the evolution of the progenitors is discussed. Three new magnetic white dwarfs are detected with very small tangential fields in the range of 30 to 50kG. In two more magnetic objects known before we found field strengths significantly larger than the mean longitudinal fields determined from the circular polarization. Very puzzling is the result for three ZZ Ceti stars in the sample, which all seem to have projected rotational velocities between 30 and 45km/s, in conflict with asteroseismological results.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: white dwarfs - stars: rotation - stars: magnetic fields

CDS comments: Table 3 : WD 1137+321 misprint for 1143+321

Simbad objects: 55

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