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Paper: Monte Carlo Simulations of the Luminosity Function of Hot White Dwarfs
Volume: 469, 18th European White Dwarf Workshop (EUROWD12)
Page: 109
Authors: Torres, S.; García–Berro, E.; Krzesiński, J.; Kleinman, S. J.
Abstract: We present a detailed Monte Carlo simulation of the population of the hot branch of the white dwarf luminosity function. We used the most up-to-date stellar evolutionary models and we implemented a full description of the observational selection biases. Our theoretical results are compared with the luminosity function of hot white dwarfs obtained from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), for both DA and non-DA white dwarfs. For non-DA white dwarfs we find an excellent agreement with the observational data, while for DA white dwarfs our simulations show some discrepancies with the observations for the brightest luminosity bins, those corresponding to L ≥ 10 L.
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