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Paper: Photometric and Spectroscopic Analysis of Warm DQ White Dwarfs
Volume: 493, 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Page: 41
Authors: Fortier, A.; Dufour, P.
Abstract: The "Hot DQ" white dwarfs, a new class of stars showing a surface composition dominated by carbon (Dufour et al. 2007), represent a challenge to stellar evolution. Little is known on how exactly they form or evolve. The first few stars discovered in the SDSS survey were all found in a narrow range of effective temperature (18,000-24,000 K). It has been suggested at the last workshop that these stars may evolve into warm (Teff = 12,000-18,000 K) and highly polluted (log C/He > -3.0) DQ white dwarfs with atomic CI lines (Dufour et al. 2013). We present an analysis of a sample of such "warm DQ" white dwarfs, filling the gap between the Hot DQ and the cooler DQ with molecular bands.
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