White dwarf mass distribution in the SDSS

@article{Kepler2006WhiteDM,
  title={White dwarf mass distribution in the SDSS},
  author={S. O. Kepler and Scott J. Kleinman and Atsuko Nitta and Detlev Koester and B{\'a}rbara Garcia Castanheira and O. Giovannini and A. F. M. Costa and Leandro Gabriel Althaus},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={375},
  pages={1315-1324}
}
We determined masses for the 7167 DA and 507 DB white dwarf stars classified as single and non-magnetic in Data Release 4 of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We obtained revised T eff and log g determinations for the most massive stars by fitting the SDSS optical spectra with a synthetic spectra grid derived from model atmospheres extending to log g = 10.0. We also calculate radii from evolutionary models and create volume-corrected mass distributions for our DA and DB samples. The mean… Expand
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