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Torsional oscillations and observed rotational period variations in early-type stars

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    0479263 - ASÚ 2018 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Krtička, J. - Mikulášek, Z. - Henry, G.W. - Kurfürst, P. - Karlický, Marian
    Torsional oscillations and observed rotational period variations in early-type stars.
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Roč. 464, č. 1 (2017), s. 933-939. ISSN 0035-8711
    Grant CEP: GA ČR(CZ) GA16-01116S; GA ČR GAP209/12/0103
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:67985815
    Klíčová slova: MHD * chemically peculiar stars * early-type stars
    Kód oboru RIV: BN - Astronomie a nebeská mechanika, astrofyzika
    Obor OECD: Astronomy (including astrophysics,space science)
    Impakt faktor: 5.194, rok: 2017

    Some chemically peculiar stars in the upper main sequence show rotational period variations of unknown origin. We propose that these variations are a consequence of the propagation of internal waves in magnetic rotating stars that lead to the torsional oscillations of the star. We simulate the magnetohydrodynamic waves and calculate resonant frequencies for two stars that show rotational variations: CU Vir and HD 37776. We provide updated analyses of rotational period variations in these stars and compare our results with numerical models. For CU Vir, the length of the observed rotational period cycle, Pi = 67.6(5) yr, can be well reproduced by the models, which predict a cycle length of 51 yr. However, for HD 37776, the observed lower limit of the cycle length, Pi >= 100 yr, is significantly longer than the numerical models predict. We conclude that torsional oscillations provide a reasonable explanation at least for the observed period variations in CU Vir.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0275261