Reference : Theoretical power spectra of mixed modes in low-mass red giant stars
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/173086
Theoretical power spectra of mixed modes in low-mass red giant stars
English
Grosjean, Mathieu mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique stellaire théorique et astérosismologie >]
Dupret, Marc-Antoine [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique stellaire théorique et astérosismologie >]
Belkacem, Kevin [Observatoire de Paris-Meudon > LESIA > > >]
Montalban, Josefina []
Samadi, Reza [Observatoire de Paris-Meudon > LESIA > > >]
Mosser, Benoit [Observatoire de Paris-Meudon > LESIA > > >]
Dec-2014
Astronomy and Astrophysics
EDP Sciences
572
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0004-6361
1432-0746
Les Ulis
France
[en] Asteroseismology ; Red giants
[en] CoRoT and Kepler observations of red giant stars revealed very rich spectra of non-radial solar-like oscillations. Of particular interest was the detection of mixed modes that exhibit significant amplitude, both in the core and at the surface of the stars. It opens the possibility of probing the internal structure from their innermost layers up to their surface throughout their evolution on the red giant branch, as well as on the red clump.
Our objective is primarily to provide physical insight into the mechanism responsible for mixed-mode amplitudes and lifetimes. Subsequently, we aim at understanding the evolution and structure of red-giant spectra along with their evolution. The study of energetic aspects of these oscillations is also important for predicting the mode parameters in the power spectrum.
Non-adiabatic computations, including a time-dependent treatment of convection, are performed and provide the lifetimes of radial and non-radial mixed modes. We then combine these mode lifetimes and inertias with a stochastic excitation model that gives us their heights in the power spectra.
For stars representative of CoRoT and Kepler observations, we show under which circumstances mixed modes have heights comparable to radial ones. We stress the importance of the radiative damping in determining the height of mixed modes. Finally, we derive an estimate for the height ratio between a g-type and a p-type mode. This can thus be used as a first estimate of the detectability of mixed modes.
Fonds pour la formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et dans l'Agriculture (Communauté française de Belgique) - FRIA
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/173086
10.1051/0004-6361/201423827

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