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dc.contributor.authorSúarez, Juan Carlos-
dc.contributor.authorMoya-Bedón, Andrés-
dc.contributor.authorAmado, Pedro J.-
dc.contributor.authorMartín-Ruiz, Susana-
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-López, Cristina-
dc.contributor.authorGarrido, Rafael-
dc.identifier.citationAstrophysical Journal 690(2): 1401-1411 (2009)en_US
dc.description35 pages, 8 figures, 3 tables.-- Pre-print archive.en_US
dc.description.abstractA method for the asteroseismic analysis of beta Cephei stars is presented and applied to the star nu Eridani. The method is based on the analysis of rotational splittings, and their asymmetries using differentially-rotating asteroseismic models. Models with masses around 7.13 M_sun, and ages around 14.9 Myr, were found to fit better 10 of the 14 observed frequencies, which were identified as the fundamental radial mode and the three L=1 triplets g, p, and p. The splittings and aymmetries found for these modes recover those provided in the literature, except for p. For this last mode, all its non-axysimmetric components are predicted by the models. Moreover, opposite signs of the observed and predicted splitting asymmetries are found. If identification is confirmed, this can be a very interesting source of information about the internal rotation profile, in particular in the outer regions of the star. In general, the seismic models which include a description for shellular rotation yield slightly better results as compared with those given by uniformly-rotating models. Furthermore, we show that asymmetries are quite dependent on the overshooting of the convective core, which make the present technique suitable for testing the theories describing the angular momentum redistribution and chemical mixing due to rotationally-induced turbulence.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipJCS acknowledges support by the ”Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía” by an I3P contract financed by the European Social Fund and from the Spanish ”Plan Nacional del Espacio” under project ESP2007-65480-C02-01. PJA acknowledges financial support from a ”Ramon y Cajal” contract of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. CRL acknowledges financial support from an ”´ Angeles Alvariño” contract of the ”Xunta de Galicia”, local government.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Astronomical Societyen_US
dc.subjectStars: evolutionen_US
dc.subjectStars: individual (ν Eridani)en_US
dc.subjectStars: interiorsen_US
dc.subjectStars: oscillations (including pulsations)en_US
dc.subjectStars: rotationen_US
dc.subjectStars: variables: otheren_US
dc.titleSeismology of beta Cephei stars: differentially-rotating models for interpreting the oscillation spectrum of nu-Eridanien_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer revieweden_US
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