Oxygen and boron abundances in a sample of stars with [O/H] greater than -0.5

Katia Cunha, Verne V. Smith, Jeremy R. King

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Oxygen abundances are derived in a sample of field F and G dwarfs, for which boron abundances have been determined from HST spectra. The metallicities of the program stars span the range of [Fe/H]=-0.75 to +0.15. The weak [O I] λ6300 Å and O I λ6158 Å lines have been used for the oxygen abundance analysis. In addition, the strong near-IR triplet O I lines have been analyzed and these lines tend to give larger O-abundances than those derived from the weak [O I] and O I lines. Using the weak oxygen lines as the primary abundance indicators, a slope of 1.5 ±0.2 is determined for the relation of log ε(B) versus logε(O) in the 'metallicity' range of logε(O)=8.3-9.0.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-556
Number of pages2
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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