CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 27, No.: 3, year: 1998

Abstract: Using Hipparcos parallaxes, we show that the metallic A-F giants found by Hauck on the basis of their high Delta m(2) index in Geneva photometry are on average more evolved than their non-metallic counterparts. Their mass distribution, rate of binaries and v sin i are shown to be incompatible with those of Am stars, so that they cannot be descendants of the latter. They might be former normal stars going through a short metal-rich phase at the very end of their life on the Main Sequence.

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