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2015ApJ...810...16T - Astrophys. J., 810, 16 (2015/September-1)

The internal rotation profile of the B-type star KIC 10526294 from frequency inversion of its dipole gravity modes.


Abstract (from CDS):

The internal angular momentum distribution of a star is the key to determining its evolution. Fortunately, stellar internal rotation can be probed through studies of rotationally split nonradial oscillation modes. In particular, the detection of nonradial gravity modes (g modes) in massive young stars has recently become feasible thanks to the Kepler space mission. Our goal is to derive the internal rotation profile of the Kepler B8V star KIC 10526294 through asteroseismology. We interpret the observed rotational splittings of its dipole g modes using four different approaches based on the best seismic models of the star and their rotational kernels. We show that these kernels can resolve differential rotation within the radiative envelope if a smooth rotational profile is assumed and if the observational errors are small. Based on Kepler data, we find that the rotation rate near the core-envelope boundary is well constrained to 163±89 nHz. The seismic data are consistent with rigid rotation but a profile with counter-rotation within the envelope has a statistical advantage over constant rotation. Our study should be repeated for other massive stars with a variety of stellar parameters in order to determine the physical conditions that control the internal rotation profile of young massive stars, with the aim of improving the input physics of their models.

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Journal keyword(s): asteroseismology - stars: individual: KIC 10526294 - stars: oscillations - stars: rotation

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