Power law statistics and stellar rotational velocities in the Pleiades

J. C. Carvalho, R. Silva, J. D. do Nascimento jr., J. R. De Medeiros
2008 Europhysics letters  
In this paper we will show that, the non-gaussian statistics framework based on the Kaniadakis statistics is more appropriate to fit the observed distributions of projected rotational velocity measurements of stars in the Pleiades open cluster. To this end, we compare the results from the $\kappa$ and $q$-distributions with the Maxwellian.
doi:10.1209/0295-5075/84/59001 fatcat:ek7u23wxyrclzdvybrukssdifu