New evolutionary models for pre-main sequence and main sequence low-mass stars down to the hydrogen-burning limit

  title={New evolutionary models for pre-main sequence and main sequence low-mass stars down to the hydrogen-burning limit},
  author={Isabelle Baraffe and Derek Homeier and France Allard and Gilles Chabrier},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
We present new models for low-mass stars down to the hydrogen-burning limit that consistently couple atmosphere and interior structures, thereby superseding the widely used BCAH98 models. The new models include updated molecular linelists and solar abundances, as well as atmospheric convection parameters calibrated on 2D/3D radiative hydrodynamics simulations. Comparison of these models with observations in various colour-magnitude diagrams for various ages shows significant improvement over… 

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