M Dwarf Luminosity, Radius, and α-enrichment from I-band Spectral Features

@article{Terrien2015MDL,
  title={M Dwarf Luminosity, Radius, and $\alpha$-enrichment from I-band Spectral Features},
  author={Ryan C. Terrien and Suvrath Mahadevan and Chad F. Bender and Rohit Deshpande and Paul Robertson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={802}
}
Despite the ubiquity of M dwarfs and their growing importance to studies of exoplanets, Galactic evolution, and stellar structure, methods for precisely measuring their fundamental stellar properties remain elusive. Existing techniques for measuring M dwarf luminosity, mass, radius, or composition are calibrated over a limited range of stellar parameters or require expensive observations. We find a strong correlation between the KS-band luminosity (MK), the observed strength of the I-band… Expand

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