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Electron temperature fluctuation in HII regions

Grant number: 14/05168-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium
Principal researcher:Oli Luiz Dors Junior
Grantee:Lilia Carla Rodrigues
Home Institution: Instituto de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento (IP&D). Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


In this project we propose to study the source of the discrepancy found in abundance determinations of HII regions obtained from emission-lines excitaded colisionally and recombination lines. For that, we will use photoionization models assuming abundance flutuations along the nebulae.

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