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Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron capture elements: Sr

Mishenina, T; Pignatari, M; Gorbaneva, T; Bisterzo, S; Travaglio, C; Thielemann, F. K.; Soubiran, C


T Mishenina

T Gorbaneva

S Bisterzo

C Travaglio

F. K. Thielemann

C Soubiran


The enrichment history of heavy neutron-capture elements in the Milky Way disc provides fundamental information about the chemical evolution of our Galaxy and about the stellar sources that made those elements. In this work we give new observational data for Sr, the element at the first neutron-shell closure beyond iron, N=50, based on the analysis of the high resolution spectra of 276 Galactic disc stars. The Sr abundance was derived by comparing the observed and synthetic spectra in the region of the Sr I 4607Å4607Å line, making use of the LTE approximation. NLTE corrections lead to an increase of the abundance estimates obtained under LTE, but for these lines they are minor near solar metallicity. The average correction that we find is 0.151 dex. The star that is mostly affected is HD 6582, with a 0.244 dex correction. The behavior of the Sr abundance as a function of metallicity is discussed within a stellar nucleosynthesis context, in comparison with the abundance of the heavy neutron-capture elements Ba (Z=56) and Eu (Z=63). The comparison of the observational data with the current GCE models confirm that the s-process contributions from Asymptotic Giant Branch stars and from massive stars are the main sources of Sr in the Galactic disc and in the Sun, while different nucleosynthesis sources can explain the high [Sr/Ba] and [Sr/Eu] ratios observed in the early Galaxy.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 11, 2019
Journal Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 484
Issue 3
Pages 3846-3864
APA6 Citation Mishenina, T., Pignatari, M., Gorbaneva, T., Bisterzo, S., Travaglio, C., Thielemann, F. K., & Soubiran, C. (2019). Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron capture elements: Sr. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 484(3), 3846-3864.
Keywords Stars: abundances; Stars: late-type; Galaxy: disc; Galaxy: evolution
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