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J/AJ/105/2299     Li abundance of solar-type stars. II.       (Soderblom+, 1993)

The evolution of the lithium abundances of solar-type stars. II. The Ursa Major group SODERBLOM D.R., PILACHOWSKI C.A., FEDELE S.B., JONES B.F. <Astron. J. 105, 2299 (1993)> =1993AJ....105.2299S (SIMBAD/NED Reference)
ADC_Keywords: Stars, G-type; Stars, dwarfs; Combined data; Abundances Abstract: We draw upon a recent study of the membership of the Ursa Major Group (UMaG) to examine lithium among 0.3 Gyr old solar-type stars. For most G and K dwarfs, Li confirms the conclusions about membership in UMaG reached on the basis of kinematics and chromospheric activity. G and K dwarfs in UMaG have less Li than comparable stars in the Pleiades. This indicates that G and K dwarfs undergo Li depletion while they are on the main sequence, in addition to any pre-main-sequence depletion they may have experienced. Moreover, the Li abundances of the Pleiades K dwarfs cannot be attributed to main-sequence depletion alone, demonstrating that pre-main-sequence depletion of Li also takes place. The Sun's Li abundance implies that the main-sequence mechanism becomes less effective with age, otherwise the Sun would have even less Li than it does. The hottest stars in the UMaG (T(eff) ≳ 6800K) have Li abundances like those of hot stars in the Pleiades and Hyades and in T Tauris, and the two genuine UMaG members with temperatures near Boesgaard's Li chasm have Li abundances consistent with that chasm developing fully by 0.3 Gyr for stars with UMaG's metallicity ([Fe/H] = -0.08 ± 0.09). We see differences in the abundance of Li between UMaG members of the same spectral types, indicating that a real spread in the lithium abundance exists within this group. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1 88 46 Lithium abundances of UMaG solar-type stars table2 58 36 *Colors and temperatures of UMaG candidates
Note on table2: The photometry has been taken from Nicolet (1978), Hauck & Mermilliod (1980) and Mendoza (1967). Note that no corrections for reddening have been made for these nearby (d ≤ 25 pc) stars.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1 A1 --- Member [abc] Membership probability as: a: Probable member b: Possible member c: Probable non-member 2- 7 I6 --- HD Henry Draper number 8- 9 A2 --- m_HD Multiplicity index on HD number 11- 14 I4 --- HR []? Harvard Revised (Brigth Star) number 15- 16 A2 --- m_HR Multiplicity index on HR number 18- 28 A11 --- Name Other name 30- 33 A4 --- Sp Spectral type 36- 39 F4.2 mag B-V (B-V) color 40 A1 --- u_B-V Uncertainty flag on B-V 41- 45 I5 K Teff Effective temperature (average of the temperatures listed in table2) 46 A1 --- u_Teff Uncertainty flag on B-V 47 A1 --- l_W(Li)L limit flag on W(Li)L 48- 49 I2 0.1pm W(Li)L []? Measured equivalent width for Li 6708 A feature from Lick Hamilton spectrograph 50 A1 --- u_W(Li)L uncertainty flag on W(Li)L 51 A1 --- l_W(Li)K limit flag on W(Li)K 52- 53 I2 0.1pm W(Li)K []? Measured equivalent width for Li 6708 A feature from Kitt Peak 54 A1 --- u_W(Li)K uncertainty flag on W(Li)K 56 A1 --- l_W(Li)B limit flag on W(Li)B 57- 60 F4.1 0.1pm W(Li)B []? Measured equivalent width for Li 6708 A feature from Boesgaard et al. (1988) 62- 63 I2 0.1pm W(Li)R []? Measured equivalent width for Li 6708 A feature from Lick Reticon 66 A1 --- l_W(Li)E limit flag on W(Li)E 67- 68 I2 0.1pm W(Li)E []? Measured equivalent width for Li 6708 A feature from ESO 70 A1 --- l_W(Li)I limit flag on W(Li)I 71 I1 0.1pm W(Li)I []? Equivalent width for Li 6708 A feature (origin not precised) 77 A1 --- l_<W(Li)> limit flag on <W(Li)> 78- 79 I2 0.1pm <W(Li)> Adopted mean equivalent width 82 A1 --- l_log(N(Li)) limit flag on log(N(Li)) 83- 87 F5.2 --- log(N(Li)) Log of the lithium abundance, log(N(Li)), where log N(H) = 12 88 A1 --- u_log(N(Li)) Uncertainty flag on B-V
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 I6 --- HD Henry Draper number 7- 8 A2 --- m_HD Multiplicity index on HD number 9- 14 F6.2 mag B-V (B-V) color 15- 20 I6 K Teff(B-V) Effective temperature inferred from (B-V) 21- 27 F7.3 mag b-y []? Stromgren color index (b-y) 28- 33 I6 K Teff(b-y) []? Effective temperature inferred from color index (b-y) 34- 40 F7.3 mag Beta []? Stromgren beta index 41- 46 I6 K Teff(Beta) []? Effective temperature inferred from beta index 47- 52 F6.2 mag V-I []? Johnson color index (V-I) 53- 58 I6 K Teff(V-I) []? Effective temperature inferred from color index (V-I)
References: Hauck B. & Mermilliod M. 1980, A&AS, 40, 1 Mendoza E.E. 1967, Bol. Obs. Tonantzintla y Tacubaya, 4, 149 Nicolet B. 1978, A&AS, 34, 1 Origin: AAS CD-ROM series, Volume 1, 1993
(End) Patricia Bauer [CDS] 06-Jul-1994
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