Seismic evolution of low/intermediate mass PMS stars

F. J. G. Pinheiro

This article presents a study of the evolution of the internal structure and seismic properties expected for low/intermediate mass Pre-Main Sequence (PMS) stars. Seismic and non-seismic properties of PMS stars were analysed. This was done using 0.8 to 4.4M stellar models at stages ranging from the end of the Hayashi track up to the Zero-Age Main-Sequence (ZAMS). This research concludes that, for intermediate-mass stars (M>1.3M⊙), diagrams comparing the effective temperature (Teff) against the small separation can provide an alternative to Christensen-Dalsgaard (C-D) diagrams. The impact of the metal abundance of intermediate mass stars (2.5-4.4M⊙) has over their seismic properties is also evaluated.

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 478, Page 193
January 2008

DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20077136
ADS Bibliographic code: 2008A&A...478..193P