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Stothers and Chin 1977

Stothers, R., and C.-W. Chin, 1977: Evolution of helium stars. Astrophys. J., 216, 61-66, doi:10.1086/155444.

The evolution of helium stars in the mass range from 4-15 M has been followed from the initial helium main sequence to the end of carbon burning in the core, with the use of Carson's (1976) radiative opacities. As compared with earlier work based on smaller opacities, the main-sequence band in the H-R diagram is now both wider and cooler than before. If neutrino losses are neglected in the stellar models, the phase of carbon burning in the core occurs in the red-supergiant region; otherwise, it occurs, as it does in the earlier models with or without neutrino emission, close to the helium main sequence. Observational data for Wolf-Rayet stars and R Coronae Borealis variables are found to lend some support to the new models.

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  author={Stothers, R. and Chin, C.-W.},
  title={Evolution of helium stars},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal},

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ID  - st01400w
AU  - Stothers, R.
AU  - Chin, C.-W.
PY  - 1977
TI  - Evolution of helium stars
JA  - Astrophys. J.
JO  - Astrophysical Journal
VL  - 216
SP  - 61
EP  - 66
DO  - 10.1086/155444
ER  -

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