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  • Accurate mass and radius determinations of a cool subdwarf in an eclipsing binary 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Parsons, Steven G.; Dhillon, Vikram S.; Ren, Juanjuan; Littlefair, Stuart P.; Marsh, Thomas R.; Torres Gil, Santiago (Springer Nature, 2019-04-08)
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    Cool subdwarfs are metal-poor low-mass stars that formed during the early stages of the evolution of our Galaxy. Because they are relatively rare in the vicinity of the Sun, we know of few cool subdwarfs in the solar ...
  • A population synthesis study of the MS+WD population in the SDSS 

    García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Torres Gil, Santiago; Camacho Díaz, Judit; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Schreiber, Mathias R.; Zorotovic, Mónica (2014)
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  • A population synthesis study of the MS+WD population in the SDSS 

    García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Torres Gil, Santiago; Camacho Díaz, Judit; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Schreiber, Mathias R.; Zorotovic, Mónica (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASP), 2015-06-01)
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    Detached white dwarf + main sequence (WD+MS) systems represent the simplest population of post-common envelope binaries (PCEBs), and their ensemble properties carry important information about common-envelope phase. However, ...
  • A population synthesis study of white dwarf-main sequence binaries in the galactic disk 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Torres Gil, Santiago (2017)
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    The companion mass ratio distribution (CMRD) of main sequence binaries is a crucial physical quantity for understanding the evolution of stars in binary systems and for constraining models of binary star formation. However, ...
  • A white dwarf catalogue from Gaia-DR2 and the Virtual Observatory 

    Jiménez Esteban, F. M.; Torres Gil, Santiago; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Skorobogatov, G.; Cantero, C. (Oxford University Press, 2018-01-01)
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    We present a catalogue of 73¿221 white dwarf candidates extracted from the astrometric and photometric data of the recently published Gaia-DR2 catalogue. White dwarfs were selected from the Gaia Hertzsprung–Russell diagram ...
  • DA white dwarfs from the LSS-GAC survey DR1: the preliminary luminosity and mass functions and formation rate 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Cojocaru, Elena Ruxandra; Torres, S.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Liu, X.; Yuan, H-B.; Xiang, M.-X.; Huang, Y.; Koester, D.; Hou, Y.; Li, G.; Zhang, Y. (2015-06-11)
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    Modern large-scale surveys have allowed the identification of large numbers of white dwarfs. However, these surveys are subject to complicated target selection algorithms, which make it almost impossible to quantify to ...
  • Detached cataclysmic variables are crossing the orbital period gap 

    Zorotovic, Mónica; Schreiber, Mathias R.; Parsons, S. G.; Gaensicke, B. T.; Hardy, A.; Agurto Gangas, C.; Nebot Gómez-Moran, Ada; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Schowpe, A. D. (2016-04-21)
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    A central hypothesis in the theory of cataclysmic variable (CV) evolution is the need to explain the observed lack of accreting systems in the similar or equal to 2-3 h orbital period range, known as the period gap. The ...
  • Discovery of the first resolved triple white dwarf 

    Perpinyà Vallès, M.; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Toonen, S.; Hermes, J. J.; Gentile Fusillo, N. P.; Tremblay, P. E. (Oxford University Press, 2019-02-01)
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    We report the discovery of J1953-1019, the first resolved triple white dwarf system. The triplet consists of an inner white dwarf binary and a wider companion. Using Gaia DR2 photometry and astrometry combined with our ...
  • J-PLUS: The javalambre photometric local universe survey 

    Cenarro Lagunas, Andrés Javier; Moles Villamate, Mariano; Cristóbal Hornillos, David; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto (EDP Sciences, 2019-02-01)
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    The Javalambre-Photometric Local Universe Survey (J-PLUS ) is an ongoing 12-band photometric optical survey, observing thousands of square degrees of the Northern hemisphere from the dedicated JAST/T80 telescope at the ...
  • Monte Carlo simulations of post-common-envelope white dwarf + main sequence binaries: The effects of including recombination energy 

    Zorotovic, Monica; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Schreiber, Mathias R.; Camacho Díaz, Judit; Torres Gil, Santiago; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Gänsicke, Boris T. (2014-08-20)
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    Context. Detached white dwarf + main sequence (WD+MS) post-common-envelope binaries (PCEBs) are perhaps the most suitable objects for testing predictions of close-compact binary-star evolution theories, in particular, ...
  • Observational constraints on the age-metallicity relation from white dwarf-Main sequence binaries 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Torres Gil, Santiago; Anguiano, B.; Manser, C. J.; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Liu, X. (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASP), 2017)
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    The age-metallicity relation (AMR) is a fundamental observational property to understand how the Galactic disc formed and evolved chemically in time. However, there is not yet a consensus on the observed properties of the ...
  • Orbital periods and component masses of three double white dwarfs 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Parsons, S. G.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Gaensicke, B. T.; Schreiber, Mathias R.; Rybicka, M.; Koester, D. (2017-04-01)
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    The merger of close double white dwarfs (CDWDs) is one of the favourite evolutionary channels for producing Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia). Unfortunately, current theories of the evolution and formation of CDWDs are still ...
  • Population Synthesis of Post-Common Envelope White-Dwarf-Main-Sequence Binaries in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 

    Torres Gil, Santiago; Camacho Díaz, Judit; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Zorotovic, Mónica; Schreiber, Mathias R.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2011-09-01)
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    We present preliminary results of detailed Monte Carlo simulations of the population of white dwarf-main sequence binary systems in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 (SDSS DR7). We have used the most up-to-date ...
  • Random Forest identification of the thin disc, thick disc, and halo Gaia-DR2 white dwarf population 

    Torres Gil, Santiago; Cantero, C.; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Skorobogatov, G.; Jiménez Esteban, F. M.; Solano Márquez, Enrique (Oxford University Press, 2019-03-13)
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    Gaia-DR2 has provided an unprecedented number of white dwarf candidates of ourGalaxy. In particular, it is estimated thatGaia-DR2 has observed nearly 400 000 ofthese objects and close to 18 000 up to 100 pc from the Sun. ...
  • Testing the models of CV evolution 

    Pala, A. F.; Ederoclite, A; Gentile Fusillo, N. P.; Vázquez Ramió, H; Raddi, R; Abril, J; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto (2017)
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    The study of Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) is crucial to test our understanding of binary evolution and its application to many astrophysical phenomena, such as short gamma-ray bursts, X-ray transients and, more important, ...
  • Testing the white dwarf mass-radius relationship with eclipsing binaries 

    Parsons, S. G.; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Marsh, T. R.; Ashley, R. P.; Bours, M. C. P.; Breedt, E.; Burleigh, M. R.; Copperwheat, C. M.; Dhillon, V. S.; Green, M.; Hardy, L. K.; Hermes, J. J.; Irawati, P.; Kerry, P.; Littlefair, S. P.; McAllister, M. J.; Rattanasoon, S.; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Sahman, D. I.; Schreiber, Mathias R. (2017-10-01)
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    We present high-precision, model-independent, mass and radius measurements for 16 white dwarfs in detached eclipsing binaries and combine these with previously published data to test the theoretical white dwarf mass–radius ...
  • The age-metallicity relation from a sample of white dwarf-main sequence binarie 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Anguiano, B.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Freeman, K. C. (2018)
    Conference report
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    The age-metallicity relation (AMR) is a fundamental observational constraint for un-derstanding how the Galactic disc formed and evolved chemically in time. However, there is not yet an agreement on the observational ...
  • The age-metallicity relation in the solar neighbourhood from a pilot sample of white dwarf-main sequence binaries 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Anguiano, B.; García-Berro Montilla, Enrique; Freeman, K. C.; Cojocaru, Elena Ruxandra; Manser, C. J.; Pala, A. F.; Gänsicke, Boris T.; Liu, X. (2016-12-01)
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    The age–metallicity relation (AMR) is a fundamental observational constraint for understanding how the Galactic disc formed and evolved chemically in time. However, there is not yet an agreement on the observational ...
  • The critical binary star separation for a planetary system origin of white dwarf pollution 

    Veras, Dimitri; Xu, Siyi; Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto (2018-01-01)
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    The atmospheres of between one quarter and one half of observed single white dwarfs in the Milky Way contain heavy element pollution from planetary debris. The pollution observed in white dwarfs in binary star systems is, ...
  • The difficulty of finding double-degenerate progenitors of type Ia supernovae 

    Rebassa Mansergas, Alberto; Toonen, S.; Korol, V.; Torres Gil, Santiago (2018)
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    The double-degenerate progenitors of type Ia su- pernovae (SNIa) are double white dwarf binaries with a totalmass near the Chandrasekhar limit and with merger timescales smaller than the Hubble time. The fact that we ...