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Very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs [electronic resource] /
edited by R. Rebolo, M.R. Zapatero-Osorio.
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2000.
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viii, 269 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0521663350 (hardback)
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2000.
isbn
0521663350 (hardback)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8375031
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume provides a state-of-the-art review of our current knowledge of brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars. The hunt for and study of these elusive objects is currently one of the most dynamic areas of research in astronomy for two reasons. Brown dwarfs bridge the gap between stars and planets, and they may constitute an important part of the 'dark matter' of the Universe. This volume presents review articles from a team of international authorities who gathered at a conference in La Palma to assess the spectacular progress that has been made in this field in the last few years.
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A state-of-the-art review of our current knowledge of brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars. The hunt for and study of these elusive objects is currently one of the most dynamic areas of research in astrophysics for two reasons: they bridge the gap between stars and planets, and they may constitute an important part of the 'missing mass' of the Universe. This volume presents review articles from a team of international authorities who gathered to assess the spectacular progress that has been made in this area in the last few years.
Main Description
Here is a state-of-the-art review of our current knowledge of brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars. The hunt for, and study of, these elusive objects is currently one of the most dynamic areas of research in astronomy. This volume presents review articles from a team of international authorities who assess the spectacular progress in this field in the past few years. The contributed chapters review both the latest observations and theories, making this an essential reference to one of the most exciting fields in contemporary astronomy.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume provides a state-of-the-art review of our current knowledge of brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars. It reviews both the latest observations and theory to provide a reference to one of the most exciting fields in contemporary astronomy.
Main Description
This volume provides a state-of-the-art review of our current knowledge of brown dwarfs and very low-mass stars. The hunt for and study of these elusive objects is currently one of the most dynamic areas of research in astronomy for two reasons. Brown dwarfs bridge the gap between stars and planets. They could be as numerous as stars in galaxies and contribute to the 'dark matter' of the Universe. This volume presents review articles from a team of international authorities who gathered at a conference in La Palma to assess the spectacular progress that has been made in this field in the last few years. This volume reviews both the latest observations and theory to provide an essential reference to one of the most exciting fields in contemporary astronomy.
Description for Bookstore
One of the most dynamic areas of research in astronomy for two reasons. Brown dwarfs bridge the gap between stars and planets, and they may contribute to the 'dark matter' of the Universe. This volume provides a state-of-the-art review of our current knowledge of these elusive objects.
Table of Contents
Participantsp. ix
Group Photographp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Searches in Clusters, Stellar Associations and the Field
Open Clusters After Hipparcosp. 3
Proper Motions of Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in Open Clustersp. 17
Parallaxes for Brown Dwarfs in Clustersp. 29
Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in the Belt of Orionp. 38
Photometric Surveys in Open Clustersp. 46
The Mass Function of the Pleiadesp. 59
Brown Dwarfs and the Low-Mass Initial Mass Function in Young Clustersp. 68
Very-Low-Mass Stars in Globular Clustersp. 75
The Denis Very Low Mass Star and Brown Dwarf Results (Sample, Spectroscopy and Luminosity Function)p. 84
Preliminary Results from the 2Mass Core Projectp. 99
Spectroscopic Properties, Fundamental Parameters and Modelling
Properties of M Dwarfs in Clusters and the Fieldp. 109
Spectroscopy of Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in Young Clustersp. 119
High Resolution Spectra of L Type Stars and Brown Dwarfsp. 133
Modelling Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs Atmospheres: The Importance of Dust Formationp. 144
Dust in Very Cool Dwarfsp. 156
On the Interpretation of the Optical Spectra of Very Cool Dwarfsp. 169
Absolute Dimensions for M Type Dwarfsp. 175
Theory of Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs: Success and Remaining Uncertaintiesp. 186
Convection, Rotation and Activity
Convection in Low Mass Starsp. 193
Rotation Law and Magnetic Field for M Dwarf Modelsp. 204
Doppler Imaging of Cool Dwarf Starsp. 215
X-ray Emission from Cool Dwarfs in Clustersp. 229
X-ray Variability in dM Starsp. 241
The Coronae of AD Leo and EV Lacp. 248
Prospects of Future X-ray Missions for Low Mass Stars and Cluster Starsp. 256
Author indexp. 267
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