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Cluster white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation


Casewell, SL and Dobbie, PD, Cluster white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series: 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs, 11-15 August 2014, Montreal, Canada, pp. 319-324. ISBN 978-1-58381-870-1 (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


Many cluster white dwarfs are used to define the semi-empirical initial mass-final mass relation, however, the high mass and low mass ends remain very poorly sampled. We present the results of a search for new white dwarf members of the young α Persei cluster. We determine that 10 of the 11 objects observed are white dwarfs, however analysis of their masses and cooling times, shows that none are likely to be cluster members.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical and Space Sciences
Research Field:Galactic Astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Author:Dobbie, PD (Dr Paul Dobbie)
ID Code:108691
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-05-03
Last Modified:2016-05-03

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