The initial-final mass relationship of white dwarfs in common proper motion pairs

Silvia Catalan, I. Ribas, J. Isern, E. Garcia-Berro, C. Allende Prieto

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    Abstract

    A promising approach to decrease the uncertainties in the initial-final mass relationship, which is still poorly constrained, is to study white dwarfs for which external constraints are available, for instance, white dwarfs in common proper motion pairs (CPMPs). Important information of the white dwarf can be inferred from the study of the companion, since they were born at the same time and with the same initial chemical composition. In this contribution, we report new results obtained from spectroscopic observations of both members of several CPMPs composed of a F, G or K type star and a DA white dwarf.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs of 15th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
    EditorsR. Napiwotzki, M.R. Burleigh
    Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Pages69-72
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-58381-239-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event15th European Workshop on White Dwarfs - Leicester
    Duration: 7 Aug 200611 Aug 2006

    Publication series

    NameASP Conf Series
    PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
    Volume372

    Conference

    Conference15th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
    CityLeicester
    Period7/08/0611/08/06

    Keywords

    • MODELS

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