Toward ensemble asteroseismology of ZZ Ceti stars with fully evolutionary models

@article{Romero2011TowardEA,
  title={Toward ensemble asteroseismology of ZZ Ceti stars with fully evolutionary models},
  author={Alejandra D. Romero and Alejandro H. C'orsico and Leandro G. Althaus and S. O. Kepler and B{\'a}rbara Garcia Castanheira and Marcelo Miguel Miller Bertolami},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={420},
  pages={1462-1480}
}
ZZ Ceti stars form the most numerous group of degenerate variable stars. They are otherwise normal DA (H-rich atmospheres) white dwarfs that exhibit pulsations. Here, we present an asteroseismological analysis for 44 bright ZZ Ceti stars based on a new set of fully evolutionary DA white dwarf models characterized by detailed chemical profiles from the centre to the surface. One of our targets is the archetypal ZZ Ceti star G117−B15A, for which we obtain an asteroseismological model with an… Expand
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