Superflares on Late-Type Stars Journal Article uri icon



  • AbstractWe present the results of an extensive survey of superflares on late-type stars (G, K, and M-type main sequence stars) using the Kepler satellite data. Wefound about 6,800 superflares on late-type stars from the data of about 120,000 stars observed over 500 days. The total bolometric energy of superflares in oursample ranges from 1032 erg to 1036 erg. Our data suggest that the occurrencefrequency of superflares depends on the surface temperature and the rotationperiod of stars. Superflares on M-type stars occur about 10-100 times morefrequently than those on G-type stars. Our results suggest that the average frequency ofsuperflares releasing 1034–1035 erg of energy (100-1,000 times larger than the largestsolar flares) on M-type stars and Sun-like stars is once in 10 years and once in a few thousand years respectively.

publication date

  • August 1, 2012

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  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • May 27, 2021 7:17 AM

Full Author List

  • Maehara H; Shibayama T; Notsu Y; Notsu S; Nagao T; Honda S; Nogami D; Shibata K

author count

  • 8

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1743-9213

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1743-9221

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 393

end page

  • 395


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