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Title: Lithium abundances in the α Per cluster
Authors: Balachandran, S. C
Mallik, S. G. V
Lambert, D. L
Keywords: Stars: abundances;Open clusters and associations;Individual: α Per
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 410, No. 4, pp. 2526–2539
Abstract: Lithium (Li) abundances are presented and discussed for 70 members of the 50-Myr-old open cluster α Per. More than half of the abundances are from new high-resolution spectra. The Li abundance in the F-type stars is equal to its presumed initial abundance, confirming previous suggestions that pre-main-sequence depletion is ineffective for these stars. Intrinsic star-to-star scatter in Li abundance among these stars is comparable to the measurement uncertainties. There is marginal evidence that the stars of high projected rotational velocity (v sin i) follow a different abundance versus temperature trend from the slow rotators. For stars cooler than about 5500 K, the Li abundance declines steeply with decreasing temperature and there develops a star-to-star scatter in the Li abundance. This scatter is shown to resemble the well-documented scatter seen in the 70-Myr-old Pleiades cluster. The scatter appears to be far less pronounced in the 30-Myr clusters, which have been studied for Li abundance.
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