Herbig Ae/Be Visual Binaries

Jérôme Bouvier, Patrice Corporon
2001 Symposium - International astronomical union  
We present the results of a high-angular resolution spectro-imaging survey of a sample of isolated Herbig Ae-Be (HAeBe) stars aimed at searching for close companions. The fraction of wide binaries is found to be significantly higher in HAeBe stars than in solar-mass field dwarfs, and suggests a companion star fraction possibly larger than 1. The spectral energy distribution of the primaries and secondaries is derived independently from multi-wavelength resolved photometry of the systems. It is
more » ... ound that young low-mass companions usually do not exhibit infrared excesses, which suggests that the lifetime of their circumstellar disk might have been shortened by the influence of the massive primary.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900225175 fatcat:5453gr4iejf3nm33lubyfdahae