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Title: On the metallicity gradient in the Galactic disk
Authors: Loktin, A.
Popova, M.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
Citation: Loktin A. On the metallicity gradient in the Galactic disk / A. Loktin, M. Popova. — DOI 10.1088/1674-4527/20/4/58 // Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics. — 2020. — Vol. 20. — Iss. 4. — 058.
Abstract: The problem of the chemical composition gradient in the Galactic disk is studied based on a sample of metallicity estimates of open star clusters, using Gaia DR2-improved distance estimates. A clearly non-monotonic variation was observed in the average metallicity of clusters with increasing Galactocentric distance. One can clearly see the metallicity jump of 0.22 in [Fe/H] at a Galactocentric distance of about 9.5 kpc, which appears to be linked to the outer boundary of the thinnest and youngest component of the Galactic disk. The absence of a significant metallicity gradient in the internal (R < 9 kpc) and external (R > 10 kpc) regions of the disk demonstrates the absence of noticeable metal enrichment at times of the order of the ages corresponding to those of the disk regions under consideration. Observational data show that the disk experiences noticeable metal enrichment only during the starburst epochs. No significant dependence was identified between the average metallicity and the age of the clusters. © 2020 National Astronomical Observatories, CAS and IOP Publishing Ltd..
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85085315869
PURE ID: 12922899
ISSN: 16744527
DOI: 10.1088/1674-4527/20/4/58
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