Solar abundances and helioseismology: Fine-structure spacings and separation ratios of low-degree p-modes

BASU, S., CHAPLIN, W. J., ELSWORTH, Y., NEW, R., SERENELLI, A. M. and VERNER, G. A. (2007). Solar abundances and helioseismology: Fine-structure spacings and separation ratios of low-degree p-modes. Astrophysical journal, 655 (1), 660-671.

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    Abstract

    We have used 4752 days of data collected by the Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network (BiSON) to determine very precise oscillation frequencies of acoustic low-degree modes that probe the solar core. We compare the fine (small frequency) spacings and frequency separation ratios formed from these data with those of different solar models. We find that models constructed with low metallicity are incompatible with the observations. The results provide strong support for lowering the theoretical uncertainties on the neutrino fluxes. These uncertainties were recently raised due to the controversy over solar abundances.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Thin Films Research Centre > Nanotechnology Centre for PVD Research
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1086/509820
    Page Range: 660-671
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2010 11:10
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 13:23
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2013

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