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A high-precision search for magnetic field oscillations in the roAp star HD 24712
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Astronomy and Space Physics, Observational Astronomy.
2007 (English)In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 467, no 2, 679-683 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have obtained a time series of 81 high-cadence circular polarization observations of the rapidly oscillating Ap star HD24712 with the new ESPaDOnS spectropolarimeter at CFHT. We used the high-S/N, high-resolution Stokes / and V spectra to investigate possible variation of the mean longitudinal field over the pulsation cycle in this roAp star. Our multiline magnetic field and radial velocity measurements utilized 143 spectral lines of rare-earth elements, attaining precision better than 13Gand 19 ms-1, respectively. A multiperiodic radial velocity variation with an amplitude of 40-136 m s-1 is clearly detected at the known pulsation frequencies of HD 24712. At the same time, no evidence for pulsational changes of the magnetic field can be found. We derive a 3σ upper limit of 10 G, or about 1% of the mean longitudinal field strength, for magnetic field oscillations in the upper atmosphere of HD24712. The absence of detectable pulsational variability of the magnetic field provides a valuable constraint for the interaction between pulsations and magnetic field in roAp stars and is compatible with the recent predictions of detailed theoretical models of stellar magnetoacoustic oscillations.

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2007. Vol. 467, no 2, 679-683 p.
Keyword [en]
Stars: atmospheres; Stars: chemically peculiar; Stars: individual: HD 24712; Stars: magnetic fields; Stars: oscillations
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-14067DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20067025ISI: 000246424900031OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-14067DiVA: diva2:41837
Available from: 2008-01-28 Created: 2008-01-28 Last updated: 2011-02-04Bibliographically approved

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