000002109 001__ 2109 000002109 005__ 20160701171658.0 000002109 0247_ $$2DOI$$a10.1088/0067-0049/218/2/27 000002109 037__ $$aASTROimport-266 000002109 100__ $$aVan Reeth, T. 000002109 245__ $$aGravity-mode Period Spacings as a Seismic Diagnostic for a Sample of γ Doradus Stars from Kepler Space Photometry and High-resolution Ground-based Spectroscopy 000002109 260__ $$c2015 000002109 520__ $$aGamma Doradus stars (hereafter γ Dor stars) are gravity-mode pulsators of spectral type A or F. Such modes probe the deep stellar interior, offering a detailed fingerprint of their structure. Four-year high-precision space-based Kepler photometry of γ Dor stars has become available, allowing us to study these stars with unprecedented detail. We selected, analyzed, and characterized a sample of 67 γ Dor stars for which we have Kepler observations available. For all the targets in the sample we assembled high-resolution spectroscopy to confirm their F-type nature. We found fourteen binaries, among which are four single-lined binaries, five double-lined binaries, two triple systems, and three binaries with no detected radial velocity variations. We estimated the orbital parameters whenever possible. For the single stars and the single-lined binaries, fundamental parameter values were determined from spectroscopy. We searched for period spacing patterns in the photometric data and identified this diagnostic for 50 of the stars in the sample, 46 of which are single stars or single-lined binaries. We found a strong correlation between the spectroscopic v{sin}i and the period spacing values, confirming the influence of rotation on γ Dor-type pulsations as predicted by theory. We also found relations between the dominant g-mode frequency, the longest pulsation period detected in series of prograde modes, v{sin}i, and {log} {T}{eff}. 000002109 700__ $$a Tkachenko, A. 000002109 700__ $$a Aerts, C. 000002109 700__ $$a Pápics, P. I. 000002109 700__ $$a Triana, S. A. 000002109 700__ $$a Zwintz, K. 000002109 700__ $$a Degroote, P. 000002109 700__ $$a Debosscher, J. 000002109 700__ $$a Bloemen, S. 000002109 700__ $$a Schmid, V. S. 000002109 700__ $$a De Smedt, K. 000002109 700__ $$a Fremat, Y. 000002109 700__ $$a Fuentes, A. S. 000002109 700__ $$a Homan, W. 000002109 700__ $$a Hrudkova, M. 000002109 700__ $$a Karjalainen, R. 000002109 700__ $$a Lombaert, R. 000002109 700__ $$a Nemeth, P. 000002109 700__ $$a Østensen, R. 000002109 700__ $$a Van De Steene, G. 000002109 700__ $$a Vos, J. 000002109 700__ $$a Raskin, G. 000002109 700__ $$a Van Winckel, H. 000002109 773__ $$c27$$i2$$pThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series$$v218$$y2015 000002109 85642 $$ahttp://esoads.eso.org/abs/2015ApJS..218...27V 000002109 905__ $$apublished in 000002109 980__ $$aREFERD