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Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation - Antoine Duquennoy

Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation

By: Antoine Duquennoy (Editor), Professor Michel Mayor (Editor)

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Published: 29th January 1993
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More than two-thirds of stars belong to multiple stellar systems. Binary stars are considered now as one of the best constraints on stellar formation models. Not only do binaries keep memory of their birth conditions but their orbit will also be subjected to changes by tidal effects, wind accretion and encounters in clusters. Certainly the correlation between orbital eccentricity and period is a clue to our understanding of double star history. The most recent observations are discussed in these proceedings with the aim of disentangling evidence of stellar formation from later physical evolution. Each article is a paper that was read at a September 1991 meeting organized to honour Dr Roger Griffin of the University of Cambridge for his pioneer work in galactic astronomy, dynamics of clusters and study on binary stars due to his cross-correlation technique to determine stellar radial velocities.

' ... fascinating collection of papers... (CUP) is to be congratulated for publishing this tribute to Roger Griffin ...' Webb Society Review

N-body simulations of primordial binaries and tidal capture in open clusters
When and how can binary data test similar models?
Statistical analysis of single-lined red giant spectroscopic binaries
The formation of binary stars
Distribution and evolution of orbital elements for 1 M primaries
Tidal circularization of short period binaries
Composite-spectrum binaries
Orbital elements for field late-type binaries
Evidences for interaction among wide binary systems: to Ba or not to Ba?
Spectroscopic binaries in the open cluster M67
Spectroscopic binaries in the halo
Eccentricity evolution of a binary embedded in a disk
The eccentricity distribution of pre-main sequence binaries
A new algorithm to derive the mass-ratio distribution of spectroscopic binaries in open clusters
Are barium dwarfs progenitors of barium giants
RZ Eridani as a constraint on synchronization and circularization times
Ekman layers and tidal synchronization of binary stars
The distribution of mass ration in late-type main-sequence binary systems
The dynamical evolution of G-type main sequence binaries
Present state of the tidal theory
Infrared companions: clues to binary star formation
The distribution of cutoff periods with age: an observational constraint on tidal circularization theory
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ISBN: 9780521433587
ISBN-10: 0521433584
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th January 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.75