The Metallicities of Stars With and Without Transiting Planets

  title={The Metallicities of Stars With and Without Transiting Planets},
  author={Lars A. Buchhave and David W. Latham},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
Host star metallicities have been used to infer observational constraints on planet formation throughout the history of the exoplanet field. The giant planet metallicity correlation has now been widely accepted, but questions remain as to whether the metallicity correlation extends to the small terrestrial-sized planets. Here, we report metallicities for a sample of 518 stars in the Kepler field that have no detected transiting planets and compare their metallicity distribution to a sample of… Expand

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