2008 (English)In: Physica Scripta, ISSN 0031-8949, E-ISSN 1402-4896, Vol. T133, 014023- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Advances in modern detectors have allowed hydrogen Balmer lines to be used as high-precision diagnostics of effective temperature in F, G and K stars. Their precision as such a diagnostic is now to a large degree dependent on our understanding of their formation in stellar atmospheres. In this paper, I review the current status of Balmer lines as effective temperature diagnostics and in particular discuss two aspects of their line formation: (i) the question of whether the line wings form in Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (LTE) or not and (ii) the broadening of the line wings by collisions.
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2008. Vol. T133, 014023- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149149DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/2008/T133/014023ISI: 000262583700025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149149DiVA: diva2:404071