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1999A&A...351..954D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 351, 954-962 (1999/11-3)

Accretion in Taurus PMS binaries: a spectroscopic study.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present low-resolution optical spectra of each component of 10 T Tauri (TT) binary systems with separations ranging from 0.9" to 3.5" and located in the Taurus star-forming region. We derive the spectral type and Hαequivalent width of each component. Complementing these results with those of Monin et al. (1998A&A...339..113M) yields a sample of 14 binaries and one triple system, with resolved spectroscopy and/or near-infrared photometry. We find that mixed binaries (CTTS+WTTS) are rare, representing only 15-20% of the systems in the separation range of 0.8" to 3''. Supplementing these results with those of Hartigan et al. (1994ApJ...427..961H) and Prato & Simon (1997ApJ...474..455P), we show that the trend of binary TTS to be twins holds to separations up to 13''. This is unlikely to be the result of random pairing, and confirms previous results that both stars in young binaries accrete over the same time span. In binary systems where both stars are still accreting, our measurements show that the most massive star is usually the component with the largest accretion rate by up to a factor of 10, as determined from the Hαluminosity.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: binaries: general - stars: circumstellar matter - stars: formation - stars: pre-main sequence - accretion, accretion disks

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