Volume 394, Number 2, November I 2002
|Page(s)||675 - 678|
|Published online||15 October 2002|
Polarization statistics of extra-solar systems
Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Univ. of Portsmouth, PO2 1EG, Portsmouth, UK e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Università di Padova, Dipartimento di Astronomia, Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2, 35122 Padova, Italy emails:
Corresponding author: A. Bianchini, email@example.com
Accepted: 27 July 2002
We have analysed the optical polarimetric properties of nearby intermediate-late type MS stars and examined in some detail the pecularities displayed by those known to have planets. We find that i) the polarization degree is not strictly correlated with the presence of planets; ii) there is a lack of high eccentricity planets at high optical linear polarization levels; iii) no clear correlation is seen between metallicity and polarization amongst extra-solar systems; iv) the contribution to the polarization by the interstellar medium seems to become effective only after ~70 pc.
Key words: stars: planetary systems: protoplanetary disks / polarization
© ESO, 2002
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.