In order to compile a sample of ultracool dwarfs that will serve as benchmarks for testing theoretical formation and evolutionary models, we selected low-mass cool (>M7) objects that are potentially members of five known young Moving Groups in the solar neighbourhood.
We have studied the kinematics of the sample, finding that 49 targets belong to the young disk area, from which 36 are kinematic member of one of the five moving groups under study. Some of the identified low-mass members have been spectroscopically characterised (T-eff, log g) and confirmed as young members through a detailed study of age indicators.
|Title of host publication
|Hot Planets and Cool Stars
|Number of pages
|Published - 2013
|Conference on Hot Planets and Cool Stars - Garching, Germany
Duration: 12 Nov 2012 → 16 Nov 2012
|EPJ Web of Conferences
|Conference on Hot Planets and Cool Stars
|12/11/12 → 16/11/12
- BROWN DWARFS