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Paper: Effective Temperatures, Bolometric Luminosities and Angular Diameters for Low Main Sequence Stars
Volume: 374, From Stars to Galaxies: Building the Pieces to Build Up the Universe
Page: 69
Authors: Casagrande, L.
Abstract: For a sample of 104 GK dwarfs with excellent multi-band photometry, parallax and metallicity determination, we compare the observed broadband colours with those computed from the most recent synthetic libraries. We find good agreement in the optical bands, whereas some discrepancies still remain in the infrared.

We derive our own implementation of the InfraRed Flux Method (IRFM) to recover, from multi-band photometry, accurate effective temperatures, bolometric luminosities and angular diameters of such stars. We find very tight relations between photometric indices and the fundamental physical parameters of the stars. In particular, the relation between angular diameters and J-band index shows remarkably small scatter. Our IRFM temperature scale is 100 K hotter than recent analogous determinations in the literature, but is in agreement with spectroscopically calibrated temperature scales. Our smaller angular diameters are more in line with the limb-darkening correction predicted by the latest 3D model atmospheres and also with asteroseismology.

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