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2018ApJ...854L..34A - Astrophys. J., 854, L34-L34 (2018/February-3)

J0023+0307 a mega metal-poor dwarf star from SDSS/BOSS.


Abstract (from CDS):

Only a handful of stars have been identified with an iron abundance [Fe/H] < -5, and only one at [Fe/H] < -7. These stars have very large carbon-to-iron ratios, with A(C) ∼ 7.0, most likely due to fallback in core-collapse supernovae, which makes their total metallicity Z much higher than their iron abundances. The failure to find population III stars, those with no metals, has been interpreted, with support from theoretical modeling, as the result of a top-heavy initial mass function. With zero or very low metal abundance limiting radiative cooling, the formation of low-mass stars could be inhibited. Currently, the star SDSS J1029+1729 sets the potential metallicity threshold for the formation of low-mass stars at logZ/Z∼-5. In our quest to push down the metallicity threshold we have identified SDSS J0023+0307, a primitive star with Teff = 6188 ± 84 K, and logg=4.9±0.5, an upper limit [Fe/H] < -6.6, and a carbon abundance A(C) < 6.3. We find J0023+0307 to be one of the two most iron-poor stars known, and it exhibits less carbon that most of the stars at [Fe/H] < -5.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: abundances - Galaxy: halo - stars: formation - stars: Population II - stars: Population III

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