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Stothers and Chin 1972

Stothers, R., and C.-W. Chin, 1972: Thermal instability of the hydrogen-burning shell in nondegenerate stars. Astrophys. J., 177, 155-160, doi:10.1086/151694.

An investigation is made of thermal instability in the hydrogen-burning shell of stars of moderate to high mass evolving from the end of core hydrogen burning to the early stages of core helium burning, with the help of an approximate analytic criterion for thermal instability and full nonlinear numerical calculations of stellar evolution. Two different assumptions about the chemical evolution in the stars of highest mass are adopted. Thermal pulses are found to develop only in very massive stars having convective intermediate zones, when the hydrogen profile in the shell is sufficiently steep and the shell is still moderately thick.

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@article{st03410s,
  author={Stothers, R. and Chin, C.-W.},
  title={Thermal instability of the hydrogen-burning shell in nondegenerate stars},
  year={1972},
  journal={Astrophys. J.},
  volume={177},
  pages={155--160},
  doi={10.1086/151694},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - st03410s
AU  - Stothers, R.
AU  - Chin, C.-W.
PY  - 1972
TI  - Thermal instability of the hydrogen-burning shell in nondegenerate stars
JA  - Astrophys. J.
VL  - 177
SP  - 155
EP  - 160
DO  - 10.1086/151694
ER  -

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