Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Leising , Mark D
Brittain , Sean
We study the observed Li Dip in stellar clusters and field stars, testing Rotationally Induced Mixing (RIM) by measuring Li abundances in a middle-aged (1.1±0.15 Gyr), metal poor ([Fe/H]=-0.15±0.03), short period binary, V505 Per, finding Li abundances of Log N(Li)=2.67±0.1 and 2.42±0.2 from the primary and secondary components, respectively. These abundances are significantly higher than observed abundances from single stars of similar metallicity and ZAMS Teff; as shown by comparison with NGC 752, and suggest that RIM may be a primary cause of the Li Dip.
Baugh, Patrick, "A Spectroscopic Analysis of V505 Persei and the Origin of the Lithium Dip" (2009). All Theses. 628.