The Cornell High-Order Adaptive Optics Survey for Brown Dwarfs in Stellar Systems. II. Results from Monte Carlo Population Analyses

@article{Carson2006TheCH,
  title={The Cornell High-Order Adaptive Optics Survey for Brown Dwarfs in Stellar Systems. II. Results from Monte Carlo Population Analyses},
  author={Joseph C. Carson and Stephen S. Eikenberry and J. J. Smith and James M. Cordes},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={132},
  pages={1146-1152}
}
In this second of a two-paper sequence, we present Monte Carlo population simulation results of brown dwarf companion data collected during the Cornell High-Order Adaptive Optics Survey (CHAOS) for brown dwarf companions. Making reasonable assumptions of orbital parameters (random inclination, random eccentricity, and random longitude of pericenter) and age distributions and using published mass functions, we find that the brown dwarf companion fraction around main-sequence stars is 0.0%-9.3… 

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