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2016A&A...587L...7T Metallicity from Type II supernovae from the (i)PTF Taddia, F.; Moquist, P.; Sollerman, J.; Rubin, A.; Leloudas, G.; Gal-Yam, A.; Arcavi, I.; Cao, Y.; Filippenko, A. V.; Graham, M. L.; Mazzali, P. A.; Nugent, P. E.; Pan, Y.-C.; Silverman, J. M.; Xu, D.; Yaron, O. Abstract. Type IIP supernovae (SNe IIP) have recently been proposed as metallicity (Z) probes. The spectral models of Dessart et al. (2014, MNRAS, 440, 1856) showed that the pseudo-equivalent width of Fe II lambda5018 (pEW_5018_) during the plateau phase depends on the primordial Z, but there was a paucity of SNe IIP exhibiting pEW_5018_ that were compatible with Z < 0.4 Z_sun_. This lack might be due to some physical property of the SN II population or to the fact that those SNe have been discovered in luminous, metal-rich targeted galaxies. Here we use SN II observations from the untargeted (intermediate) Palomar Transient Factory [(i)PTF] survey, aiming to investigate the pEW_5018_ distribution of this SN population and, in particular, to look for the presence of SNe II at lower Z. We perform pEW_5018_ measurements on the spectra of a sample of 39 (i)PTF SNe II, selected to have well-constrained explosion epochs and light-curve properties. Based on the comparison with the pEW_5018_ spectral models, we subgrouped our SNe into four Z bins from Z ~ 0.1 Z_sun_ up to Z ~ 2 Z_sun_. We also independently investigated the Z of the hosts by using their absolute magnitudes and colors and, in a few cases, using strong-line diagnostics from spectra. We searched for possible correlations between SN observables, such as their peak magnitudes and the Z inferred from pEW_5018_. We found 11 events with pEW_5018_ that were small enough to indicate Z ~ 0.1 Z_sun_. The trend of pEW_5018_ with Z matches the Z estimates obtained from the host-galaxy photometry, although the significance of the correlation is weak. We also found that SNe with brighter peak magnitudes have smaller pEW_5018_ and occur at lower Z. The data are available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (ftp://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/587/L7 Key words: supernovae: general, Galaxy: abundances
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