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The chemical composition of solar-type stars in comparison with that of the Sun

Gustafsson, Bengt; Melendez, Jorge; Asplund, Martin; Yong, David

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The question whether the solar chemical composition is typical for solar-type stars is analysed by comparing the Sun with different stellar samples, including a sample of stars with very similar parameters, solar twins. Although typical in terms of overall metallicity for stars of solar age and galactic orbit, the solar atmosphere is found to have abundances, as compared with solar twins, that indicate that its gas has once been affected by dust formation and dust separation. It is concluded...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36229
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science
DOI: 10.1007/s10509-009-0257-6

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