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Four new massive pulsating white dwarfs including an ultramassive DAV

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Four new massive pulsating white dwarfs including an ultramassive DAV

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Título Four new massive pulsating white dwarfs including an ultramassive DAV
Autor Curd, Brandon
Gianninas, Alexandros
Bell, Keaton
Kilic, Mukremin
Romero, Alejandra Daniela
Allende Prieto, Carlos
Winget, Donald Earl
Winget, K. I.
Abstract We report the discovery of four massive (M > 0.8M ) ZZ Ceti white dwarfs, including an ultramassive 1.16M star. We obtained ground-based, time series photometry for 13 white dwarfs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 and Data Release 10 whose atmospheric parameters place them within the ZZCeti instability strip.We detect monoperiodic pulsations in three of our targets (J1015, J1554 and J2038) and identify three periods of pulsation in J0840 (173, 327 and 797 s). Fourier analysis of the remaining nine objects does not indicate variability above the 4 A detection threshold. Our preliminary asteroseismic analysis of J0840 yields a stellar mass M = 1.14 ± 0.01M , hydrogen and helium envelope masses of MH = 5.8 × 10−7M and MHe = 4.5 × 10−4M and an expected core crystallized mass ratio of 50–70 per cent. J1015, J1554 and J2038 have masses in the range 0.84–0.91M and are expected to have a CO core; however, the core of J0840 could consist of highly crystallized CO or ONeMg given its high mass. These newly discovered massive pulsators represent a significant increase in the number of known ZZ Ceti white dwarfs with mass M > 0.85M , and detailed asteroseismic modelling of J0840 will allow for significant tests of crystallization theory in CO and ONeMg core white dwarfs.
Contido em Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Oxford. Vol. 468, no. 1 (Jun. 2017), p. 239-249
Assunto Anãs brancas
Espectros estelares
Pulsacoes estelares
[en] Stars: oscillations
[en] White dwarfs
Origem Estrangeiro
Tipo Artigo de periódico
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10183/164982
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