Pressure Shifts of Metal Lines in Cool White Dwarfs

Gordon L. Hammond
1989 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
AbstractModel atmosphere techniques and an experimentally confirmed theory of collision broadening of CaII H and K by helium have been combined to shou that the difference in velocity shifts for the two lines is a sensitive diagnostic for the H/He abundance ratio in cool, metallic line uhite dwarfs.
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