Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S334, P366-367 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317007918 View full text
E. Stonkutė, R. P. Church, S. Feltzing, J. A. Johnson

Abstract: We present our models of the effect of binaries on high-resolution spectroscopic surveys. We want to determine how many binary stars will be observed, whether unresolved binaries will contaminate measurements of chemical abundances, and how we can use spectroscopic surveys to better constrain the population of binary stars in the Galaxy. Using a rapid binary-evolution algorithm that enables modelling of the most complex binary systems we generate a series of large binary populations in the Galactic disc and e…

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