# Rotational velocities of A-type stars - IV. Evolution of rotational velocities

@article{Zorec2012RotationalVO,
title={Rotational velocities of A-type stars - IV. Evolution of rotational velocities},
author={Jean Zorec and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Royer},
journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
year={2012},
volume={537}
}
• Published 10 January 2012
• Physics
• Astronomy and Astrophysics
Context. In previous works of this series, we have shown that late B- and early A-type stars have genuine bimodal distributions of rotational velocities and that late A-type stars lack slow rotators. The distributions of the surface angular velocity ratio Ω/Ω crit (Ω crit is the critical angular velocity) have peculiar shapes according to spectral type groups, which can be caused by evolutionary properties. Aims. We aim to review the properties of these rotational velocity distributions in some… Expand
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