EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 43, 201340th Liège International Astrophysical Colloquium. Ageing Low Mass Stars: From Red Giants to White Dwarfs
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||21 March 2013|
The potential of 3D radiation-hydrodynamics models for white dwarf asteroseismology
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Landessternwarte, Königstuhl 12, 69117 Heidelberg
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White dwarfs with hydrogen-rich atmospheres (DA) are the most abundant of all degenerate objects. In recent years work has been dedicated to increase the accuracy of their model atmospheres. Most notably, convective motions are now treated with 3D radiation-hydrodynamics instead of the standard mixing-length theory. We present and describe selected 3D model atmospheres close and within the instability strip of the pulsating ZZ Ceti white dwarfs. Our 3D simulations depend only weakly on numerical parameters and compared to 1D models, they provide more realistic determinations of the depth of the convective zone. The 3D structures can then be adopted as input for asteroseismology.
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