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The Primordial Binary Population in OB Associations

Kouwenhoven, MBN, Brown, AGA, Gualandris, A, Kaper, L, Zwart, SFP and Zinnecker, H (2003) The Primordial Binary Population in OB Associations

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Abstract

For understanding the process of star formation it is essential to know how many stars are formed as singles or in multiple systems, as a function of environment and binary parameters. This requires a characterization of the primordial binary population, which we define as the population of binaries that is present just after star formation has ceased, but before dynamical and stellar evolution have significantly altered its characteristics. In this article we present the first results of our adaptive optics survey of 200 (mainly) A-type stars in the nearby OB association Sco OB2. We report the discovery of 47 new candidate companions of Sco OB2 members. The next step will be to combine these observations with detailed simulations of young star clusters, in order to find the primordial binary population.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kouwenhoven, MBNUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brown, AGAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gualandris, Aa.gualandris@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Kaper, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zwart, SFPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zinnecker, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 11 April 2003
Uncontrolled Keywords : astro-ph, astro-ph
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:00
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 15:07
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/837597

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