Boron in the Small Magellanic Cloud: A Novel Test of Light-Element Production*

  title={Boron in the Small Magellanic Cloud: A Novel Test of Light-Element Production*},
  author={Alyson M. Brooks and Kim A. Venn and David L. Lambert and Michael Lemke and Katia Cunha and Verne V. Smith},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Hubble Space Telescope Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) observations of the B III resonance line at λ2066 have been obtained and analyzed for two Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) B-type stars. While boron is not detected in either star, upper limits to the boron abundance are set, with 12 + log(B/H) ≤ 1.6 for both AV 304 and NGC 346-637. The upper limits are consistent with the relationship between boron and oxygen previously reported for Galactic disk stars. The SMC upper limits are… 
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