Reference : Theoretical amplitudes and lifetimes of non-radial solar-like oscillations in red giants
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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/75549
Theoretical amplitudes and lifetimes of non-radial solar-like oscillations in red giants
English
Dupret, Marc-Antoine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique stellaire théorique et astérosismologie >]
Belkacem, Kevin mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique stellaire théorique et astérosismologie >]
Samadi, Réza [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS UMR 8109, Université Paris Diderot, 5 place J. Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France]
Montalban Iglesias, Josefa mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique stellaire théorique et astérosismologie >]
Moreira, O. [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique stellaire théorique et astérosismologie >]
Miglio, Andrea mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique stellaire théorique et astérosismologie >]
Godart, Mélanie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Astrophysique stellaire théorique et astérosismologie >]
Ventura, P. [INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, MontePorzio Catone (RM), Italy]
Ludwig, H.-G. [GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France]
Grigahcène, A. [Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto, Portugal]
Goupil, Marie-José [LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS UMR 8109, Université Paris Diderot, 5 place J. Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France]
Noels-Grötsch, Arlette mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) >]
Caffau, E. [GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France]
1-Oct-2009
Astronomy and Astrophysics
EDP Sciences
506
57-67
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0004-6361
1432-0746
Les Ulis
France
[en] stars: oscillations ; stars: interiors ; convection
[en] Context: Solar-like oscillations have been observed in numerous red giants from ground and from space. An important question arises: could we expect to detect non-radial modes probing the internal structure of these stars? <BR />Aims: We investigate under what physical circumstances non-radial modes could be observable in red giants; what would be their amplitudes, lifetimes and heights in the power spectrum (PS)? <BR />Methods: Using a non-radial non-adiabatic pulsation code including a non-local time-dependent treatment of convection, we compute the theoretical lifetimes of radial and non-radial modes in several red giant models. Next, using a stochastic excitation model, we compute the amplitudes of these modes and their heights in the PS. <BR />Results: Distinct cases appear. Case A corresponds to subgiants and stars at the bottom of the ascending giant branch. Our results show that the lifetimes of the modes are mainly proportional to the inertia I, which is modulated by the mode trapping. The predicted amplitudes are lower for non-radial modes. But the height of the peaks in the PS are of the same order for radial and non-radial modes as long as they can be resolved. The resulting frequency spectrum is complex. Case B corresponds to intermediate models in the red giant branch. In these models, the radiative damping becomes high enough to destroy the non-radial modes trapped in the core. Hence, only modes trapped in the envelope have significant heights in the PS and could be observed. The resulting frequency spectrum of detectable modes is regular for â =0 and 2, but a little more complex for â =1 modes because of less efficient trapping. Case C corresponds to models of even higher luminosity. In these models the radiative damping of non-radial modes is even larger than in the previous case and only radial and non-radial modes completely trapped in the envelope could be observed. The frequency pattern is very regular for these stars. The comparison between the predictions for radial and non-radial modes is very different if we consider the heights in the PS instead of the amplitudes. This is important as the heights (not the amplitudes) are used as detection criterion. CIFIST Marie Curie Excellence Team.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/75549
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/79233
10.1051/0004-6361/200911713
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009A%26A...506...57D
http://de.arxiv.org/abs/0906.3951

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