Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 435, 1852-1856 (2013/November-1)
Attempt to detect the granulation signature in the HgMn star HD 175640 from CoRoT light curves.
GHAZARYAN S., ALECIAN G. and HARUTYUNIAN H.
Abstract (from CDS):
HgMn stars are affected by atomic diffusion processes. Because theoretical models based on atomic diffusion require that the atmospheres of ApBp stars have to be much more stable than those of normal stars, the detection or the absence of detection of granulation in them should be an interesting information for the modelling. We would like to address the question of the stability of the atmospheres of HgMn stars by analysing the light curves provided by the Convection Rotation and planetary Transits (CoRoT) satellite. We used the CoRoT light curves of the bright HgMn star HD 175640 observed through asteroseismology channel, to look for granulation signature. We have developed a new quasi-automatic idl procedure, which allows us to correct abnormal jumps and variations which exist in CoRoT N2 data. The earlier results show that this procedure is an appropriate tool for the analysis of data obtained through asteroseismology and exoplanet channels. Calculations we carried out for this target show that granulation signature in this HgMn star is not detected from CoRoT light curves. On the other hand, we do not detect clear pulsation signal for this star. That shows that even if some HgMn stars are pulsating, this is not a general property of the group.