Post T Tauri stars in the solar neighborhood: isolated or members of young associations and moving groups



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Montes Gutiérrez, David and López Santiago, J. and Martínez Arnáiz, R. M. and Guillout, P. and Klutsch, A. and Freire Ferrero, R. and Frasca, A. and Marilli, E. (2009) Post T Tauri stars in the solar neighborhood: isolated or members of young associations and moving groups. AIP conference proceedings, 1094 . pp. 943-946. ISSN 0094-243X

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Post T Tauri stars (PTTS) are late-type stars in the age range between 10 and 100 Myr filling the gap between T Tauri (TTs) and zero-age: main sequence phases. This period of evolution remains ambiguous and until now different studies of young stars have failed to find the numbers of PTTS that are expected. In the last years, some PTTS have been identified among the X-ray detected pre-main sequence stars in some star-forming regions. More recently, additional PTTS have been identified in young associations and moving groups (β Pic, TW Hya, Tucana/Horologium, and the AB Dor). However, many isolated PTTS still remain undiscovered. In this contribution, we compiled the PTTS previously identified in the literature, and identified new candidates using the information provided by the high resolution spectra obtained during our surveys of late-type stars possible members to young moving groups, FGK stars in the solar neighborhood, and RasTyc sample. To identify PTTS we applied an age-oriented definition using relative age indicators (Li abundance, chromospheric and coronal emission and the kinematics) as well as color-magnitude diagrams and pre-main sequence isochrones.

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© 2009 American Institute of Physics.
Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun (15th. 2008. St Andrews, Escocia).
This work was supported the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC), Programa Nacional de Astronomía y Astrofísica under grants AYA2005-02750 and AYA2005-00954, and the "Comunidad de Madrid" under PRICIT projects S-0505/ESP- 0237 (ASTROCAM) and S-0505/ESP/000361 (ASTRID).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Stars: late-type; chromospheres; stellar activity; pre-main sequence
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:37842
Deposited On:24 May 2016 15:05
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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