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2005A&A...440.1153D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 440, 1153-1159 (2005/9-4)

The age of the Galactic thin disk from Th/Eu nucleocosmochronology. III. Extended sample.

DEL PELOSO E.F., DA SILVA L., PORTO DE MELLO G.F. and ARANY-PRADO L.I.

Abstract (from CDS):

The first determination of the age of the Galactic thin disk from Th/Eu nucleocosmochronology was accomplished by us in Papers I (2005A&A...434..275D) and II (2005A&A...434..301D). The present work aimed at reducing the age uncertainty by expanding the stellar sample with the inclusion of seven new objects - an increase by 37%. A set of [Th/Eu] abundance ratios was determined from spectral synthesis and merged with the results from Paper I. Abundances for the new, extended sample were analyzed with the aid of a Galactic disk chemical evolution (GDCE) model developed by us is Paper II. The result was averaged with an estimate obtained in Paper II from a conjunction of literature data and our GDCE model, providing our final, adopted disk age TG=(8.8±1.7)Gyr with a reduction of 0.1Gyr (6%) in the uncertainty. This value is compatible with the most up-to-date white dwarf age determinations (≲10Gyr). Considering that the halo is currently presumed to be (13.5±0.7)Gyr old, our result prompts groups developing Galactic formation models to include an hiatus of (4.7±1.8)Gyr between the formation of halo and disk.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: disk - Galaxy: evolution - stars: late-type - stars: fundamental parameters - stars: abundances

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/440/1153): table5.dat>

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