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1999MNRAS.308..221J - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 308, 221-227 (1999/September-1)

Non-adiabatic linear pulsation models for low-mass helium stars.

JEFFERY C.S. and SAIO H.

Abstract (from CDS):

Non-adiabatic linear pulsation models have been calculated for low-mass stars with effective temperatures between 16000 and 35000K, and with surface gravities in the range 3<logg<5. The radial pulsation models assume a homogeneous stellar envelope which is deficient in hydrogen and display the well-known Z-bump instability to radial pulsations. The aim of this paper has been to explore the behaviour of the Z-bump instability as a function of mass and composition around a reference model with M=0.5M, X=0.00, Z=0.02. It is shown that the Z-bump instability persists to low masses (M∼0.4M) but is suppressed either by a reduction in metallicity Z or by a selective enhancement of the carbon abundance. An unexpected result is the discovery that Z-bump instability persists at hydrogen abundances X>0.3, although the position of the red edge is sensitive to X. We have found that non-radial pulsations are also excited in the same instability region as radial pulsations.

The implications of these results for individual low-mass helium stars are discussed. It is concluded that Z-bump driven pulsations (radial and/or non-radial) may be excited in some helium-rich subdwarf B stars, representing a possible major extension to the class of variable stars represented by the prototype V652 Her.


Abstract Copyright: 1999 RAS

Journal keyword(s): stars: oscillations

CDS comments: Fig. 3 and p. 226, PG 1544+487 = PG 1544+488.

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