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On the use of lithium to derive the ages of stars like our Sun

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 October 2008

Sofia Randich*
Affiliation:
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo E. Fermi, 5 I-50125, Firenze, Italy email: randich@arcetri.astro.it
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Along with chromospheric emission, lithium abundances are widely used to infer the ages of solar-like. We re-assess the validity and limits of this approach, based on new high quality Li measurements in seven open clusters observed with Giraffe on the ESO VLT.

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