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Space Science Reviews

, Volume 84, Issue 1–2, pp 145–154 | Cite as

Lithium Abundances in Low-Z Stars

  • R. Cayrel
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Abstract

An historical view of the discovery and subsequent studies of lithium in low-Z stars is presented. The determination of the lithium abundance in extremely low-Z stars, found in the vast Beers, Preston and Shectman survey, is reviewed. The problem of the exact connection between the lithium abundance found in the photospheres of low-Z stars and the true cosmological abundance of lithium is discussed, and identified as the most important problem to be solved in the coming years.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cayrel
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire de ParisParisFrance

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