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Paper: Fluorine in R Coronae Borealis Stars
Volume: 391, Hydrogen-Deficient Stars
Page: 35
Authors: Pandey, G.; Lambert, D.L.; Rao, N.K.
Abstract: Neutral fluorine (FI) lines are identified in the optical spectra of several RCoronae Borealis stars (RCBs) at maximum light. These lines provide the first measurement of the fluorine abundance in these stars. Fluorine is enriched in some RCBs by factors of 800 to 8000 relative to its likely initial abundance. The overabundances of fluorine are evidence for the synthesis of fluorine. These results are discussed in the light of the scenario that RCBs are formed by accretion of an He white dwarf by a C-O white dwarf. Sakurai’s object (V4334 Sgr), a final He-shell flash product, shows no detectable FI lines.
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