The Gaia-ESO Survey: alpha-abundances of metal-poor stars
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We performed a detailed study of the ratio of low-alpha to high-alpha stars in the Galactic halo as observed by the Gaia-ESO Survey. Using a sample of 381 metal-poor stars from the second internal data release, we found that the value of this ratio did not show evidence of systematic trends as a function of metallicity, surface gravity, Galactic latitude, Galactic longitude, height above the Galactic plane, and Galactocentric radius. We conclude that the alpha(poor)/alpha(rich) value of 0.28 +/- 0.08 suggests that in the inner halo, the larger portion of stars were formed in a high star formation rate environment, and about 15% of the metal-poor stars originated from much lower star formation rate environments.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Astronomy & Astrophysics|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|