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Evolution of massive stars with rotation and mass loss

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January 15, 2003
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astro-ph/0301259


From: Georges Meynet <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 16:18:08 GMT (163kb)

Evolution of massive stars with rotation and mass loss


Authors:
André Maeder,
Georges Meynet

Comments: 10 pages, 13 figures, IAU Symp. 215 “Stellar Rotation”, A. Maeder
and P. Eenens eds., ASP Conf Ser. in press


Rotation appears as a dominant effect in massive star evolution. It largely
affects all the model outputs: inner structure, tracks, lifetimes, isochrones,
surface compositions, blue to red supergiant ratios, etc. At lower
metallicities, the effects of rotational mixing are larger; also, more stars
may reach critical velocity, even if the initial distribution of rotational
velocities is the same.

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