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Lithium depletion in low-mass stars

Grant number: 20/15789-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2021
Effective date (End): December 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Stellar Astrophysics
Principal researcher:Jorge Luis Melendez Moreno
Grantee:Anne Viegas Rathsam
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/04055-8 - High precision spectroscopy: from the first stars to planets, AP.TEM

Abstract

The aim of the project is to study the presence of lithium in low-mass stars (less massive than the Sun), determining a possible way to predict the destruction of this element inside cool stars, due to the deepening of the convective zone in low-mass stars.

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