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Paper: Observational Properties of the Chemically Divided Galactic Disks
Volume: 458, Galactic Archaeology: Near-Field Cosmology and the Formation of the Milky Way
Page: 229
Authors: Lee, Y. S.; Beers, T. C.; An, D.; the SEGUE Collaboration
Abstract: We make use of [α/Fe] ratios derived from the spectra of 17,277 SEGUE G dwarfs to separate them into likely thin- and thick-disk subsamples, and investigate the rotational velocity and eccentricity gradients with metallicity, [Fe/H], distance from the plane, |Z|, and Galactocentric distance, R, in order to provide observational constraints on contemporary models of the formation of the Milky Way's thick disk.
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