Stellar chemical abundances with the GHRS

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The accurate quantitative analysis of high resolution ultraviolet spectra of ultra-sharp-lined early-type, chemically peculiar stars, obtained with the Goddard High Resolution spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope, has been made possible by the synergism between state-of-the-art astro-physics and state-of-the-art atomic spectroscopy. We illustrate this with several examples, including the discovery of spin-forbidden ''parasite'' transitions of Fe II, the first observations of hyperfine components and isotopic shifts of stellar lines of thallium, and measurements of the photospheric abundances of a large number of normally trace elements.


  • DS Leckrone
  • Sveneric Johansson
  • Glenn Wahlgren
  • CR Proffitt
  • Tomas Brage
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  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-114
JournalPhysica Scripta
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Lund Observatory (000006111), Science (000006100), Physics, science (011013100)