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The kinematics of very low mass dwarfs: Splinter session summary

Burgasser, A. J. and Faherty, J. K. and Schmidt, S. and West, A. A. and Zapatero Osorio, M. R. and Pineda, J. S. and Burningham, B. and Nicholls, C. and Sanderson, R. and Shkolnik, E. and Rodríguez, D. and Riedel, A. and Joergens, V. (2013) The kinematics of very low mass dwarfs: Splinter session summary. Astronomische Nachrichten, 334 (1-2). pp. 93-96. ISSN 0004-6337.

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Kinematic investigations are being increasingly deployed in studies of the lowest mass stars and brown dwarfs to investigate their origins, characterize their atmospheres, and examine the evolution of their physical parameters. This article summarizes the contributions made at the “Kinematics of Very Low Mass Dwarfs” splinter session. Results discussed include analysis of kinematic distributions of M, L, and T dwarfs; theoretical tools for interpreting these distributions; identifications of very low mass halo dwarfs and wide companions to nearby stars; radial velocity variability among young and very cool brown dwarfs; and the search and identification of M dwarfs in young moving groups. A summary of discussion points at the conclusion of the splinter sesseion is also presented.

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Burgasser, A. J.0000-0002-6523-9536
Faherty, J. K.0000-0001-6251-0573
Pineda, J. S.0000-0002-4489-0135
Sanderson, R.0000-0003-3939-3297
Shkolnik, E.0000-0002-7260-5821
Riedel, A.0000-0003-1645-8596
Additional Information:© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Received 2012 Aug 15, accepted 2012 Dec 5. Published online 2013 Feb 1.
Subject Keywords:Galaxy: solar neighborhood, Galaxy: structure, stars: binaries, stars: kinematics, stars: low-mass, brown dwarfs, stars: luminosity function, mass function
Issue or Number:1-2
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Official Citation:Burgasser, A.J., Faherty, J.K., Schmidt, S., West, A.A., Zapatero Osorio, M.R., Pineda, J.S., Burningham, B., Nicholls, C., Sanderson, R., Shkolnik, E., Rodriguez, D., Riedel, A. and Joergens, V. (2013), The kinematics of very low mass dwarfs: Splinter session summary. Astron. Nachr., 334: 93–96. doi: 10.1002/asna.201211762
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
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