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Exploring the Effects of Stellar Rotation and Wind Clearing: Debris Disks around F Stars

Mizusawa, Trisha F. and Rebull, Luisa M. and Stauffer, John R. and Bryden, Geoffrey and Meyer, Michael and Song, Inseok (2012) Exploring the Effects of Stellar Rotation and Wind Clearing: Debris Disks around F Stars. Astronomical Journal, 144 (5). Art. No. 135. ISSN 0004-6256. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20121203-103750295

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Abstract

We have conducted a study of debris disks around F stars in order to explore correlations between rotation, stellar winds, and circumstellar disks. We obtained new 24 μm photometry from the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS) camera for a sample of 188 relatively nearby F dwarfs with various rotation rates and optical colors, and combined it with archival MIPS data for 66 more F stars, as well as Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer data for the entire sample, plus 9 more F stars. Based on the objects' K_s – [24] and [3.4] – [22] colors, we identify 22 stars in our sample as having 22 and/or 24 μm excesses above our detection limit, 13 of which are new discoveries. Our overall disk detection rate is 22/263, or 8%, consistent with previous determinations of disk fractions in the solar neighborhood. While fast-rotating stars are expected to have strong winds capable of efficiently removing dust, we find no correlation between rotational velocity and infrared excess. Similarly, we find no significant difference in excess detection rate between late-type F stars, which have convective surfaces, and early-type F stars, which have fully radiative envelopes. However, the essentially unknown range of ages in this sample may be washing out any effects relating rotation, winds, and disks.


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Mizusawa, Trisha F.0000-0001-7182-5307
Rebull, Luisa M.0000-0001-6381-515X
Stauffer, John R.0000-0003-3595-7382
Song, Inseok0000-0002-5815-7372
Additional Information:© 2012 American Astronomical Society. Received 2012 February 15; accepted 2012 August 29; published 2012 October 2. The authors wish to acknowledge truly helpful comments from the anonymous referee, and helpful conversations with Sidney Wolff. This work is based in part on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology under a contract with NASA. Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL/Caltech. The research described in this paper was partially carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute ofTechnology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This research has made use of what was then called the NASA/IPAC/NExScI Star and Exoplanet Database, which was operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This research has made use of NASA’s Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Abstract Service, and of the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France. This research has made use of data products from the TwoMicronAll Sky Survey (2MASS), which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation. This publicationmakes use of data products from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The WISE and 2MASS data are served by the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This research has made use of the Digitized Sky Surveys, which were produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166.
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Subject Keywords:circumstellar matter; infrared: stars
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Official Citation:Exploring the Effects of Stellar Rotation and Wind Clearing: Debris Disks around F Stars Trisha F. Mizusawa et al. 2012 The Astronomical Journal 144 135
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