The initial-final mass relationship of white dwarfs in common proper motion pairs
Prieto, C. Allende
A promising approach to decrease the uncertainties in the initial-final mass relationship, which is still poorly constrained, is to study white dwarfs for which external constraints are available, for instance, white dwarfs in common proper motion pairs (CPMPs). Important information of the white dwarf can be inferred from the study of the companion, since they were born at the same time and with the same initial chemical composition. In this contribution, we report new results obtained from spectroscopic observations of both members of several CPMPs composed of a F, G or K type star and a DA white dwarf.