Chemical and dynamical properties of the stellar halo

Ch Brook, D. Kawata, H. Martel, B. Gibson, Evan Scannapieco

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Abstract

The difference in density profiles of the contributions from different density peaks to dark matter halos results in certain expectations about the Milky Way's stellar halo. We cut our simulated halo stars into two populations: those forming before/during the last major merger, and those accreted after the last major merger. The former population are more centrally located at z = 0, while stars forming in low mass late forming proto-galaxies are spread through the halo. A difference in observed binding energy distinguishes these two populations. We look at possible chemical abundance signatures of the two populations. We also show that galaxies forming in isolated low a peaks will form from primordial material. Thus, even though the oldest stars are centrally concentrated as they originated in the early collapsing, densest regions, primordial stars would be found distributed throughout the halo. Thus, the lack of observed metal free stars can be taken as directly constraining the Population III IMF, and the lowest metallicity observed stars can be interpreted as holding clues to the chemical yields of Pop III stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEAS Publications Series
Pages269-275
Number of pages7
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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NameEAS Publications Series
Volume24
ISSN (Print)16334760
ISSN (Electronic)16381963

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Stars
Galaxies
Binding energy
Metals

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Brook, C., Kawata, D., Martel, H., Gibson, B., & Scannapieco, E. (2007). Chemical and dynamical properties of the stellar halo. In EAS Publications Series (Vol. 24, pp. 269-275). (EAS Publications Series; Vol. 24). https://doi.org/10.1051/eas:2007036

Chemical and dynamical properties of the stellar halo. / Brook, Ch; Kawata, D.; Martel, H.; Gibson, B.; Scannapieco, Evan.

EAS Publications Series. Vol. 24 2007. p. 269-275 (EAS Publications Series; Vol. 24).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Brook, C, Kawata, D, Martel, H, Gibson, B & Scannapieco, E 2007, Chemical and dynamical properties of the stellar halo. in EAS Publications Series. vol. 24, EAS Publications Series, vol. 24, pp. 269-275. https://doi.org/10.1051/eas:2007036
Brook C, Kawata D, Martel H, Gibson B, Scannapieco E. Chemical and dynamical properties of the stellar halo. In EAS Publications Series. Vol. 24. 2007. p. 269-275. (EAS Publications Series). https://doi.org/10.1051/eas:2007036
Brook, Ch ; Kawata, D. ; Martel, H. ; Gibson, B. ; Scannapieco, Evan. / Chemical and dynamical properties of the stellar halo. EAS Publications Series. Vol. 24 2007. pp. 269-275 (EAS Publications Series).
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