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Tc-trend and terrestrial planet formation: The case of Zeta Reticuli

V. Zh. Adibekyan, E. Delgado Mena, N. C. Santos, S. G. Sousa, P. Figueira

Some studies suggested that the chemical abundance trend with the condensation temperature, Tc, is a signature of rocky planet formation. Very recently, a strong Tc trend was reported in ζ2 Ret relative to its companion (ζ1 Ret) and was explained by the presence of a debris disk around ζ2 Ret. We re-evaluated the presence and variability of the Tc trend in this system with a goal to understand the impact of the presence of the debris disk on a star. Our results confirm the reported abundance difference between ζ2 Ret and ζ1 Ret and its dependence on the Tc. However, we also found that the Tc trends depend on the individual spectrum used. We conclude that for the ζ Reticuli system, for example, nonphysical factors can be at the root of the Tc trends for the case of individual spectra. For more details see Adibekyan et al. (2016b).

IAU Symposium S330 (Astrometry and Astrophysics in the Gaia sky)
Alejandra Recio-Blanco, Patrick de Laverny, Anthony G. A. Brown, Timo Prusti

Cambridge University Press
Volume 12, Page 391
2018 March

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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia