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Stothers and Chin 1979

Stothers, R., and C.-W. Chin, 1979: Stellar evolution at high mass including the effect of a stellar wind. Astrophys. J., 233, 267-279, doi:10.1086/157388.

The effect of a stellar wind on the evolution of stars in the mass range from 15 to 120 solar masses is investigated. All the stellar models are constructed with the use of Cox-Stewart opacities. Four possible cases of mass loss are considered: (1) no mass loss at all; (2) substantial mass loss from stars in all stages of evolution; (3) heavy mass loss from red supergiants only; and (4) sudden and very heavy mass loss from luminous yellow supergiants. The assumption of mass loss during the main-sequence phase of evolution is found to lead to a lowering of the luminosity and, unless the mass loss is extremely heavy, of the effective temperature as well. A comparison of the adopted mass-loss rates with observed rates suggests that stellar winds are probably not an important factor in the evolution of main-sequence stars and supergiants unless the initial masses are greater than about 30 solar masses.

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@article{st08400z,
  author={Stothers, R. and Chin, C.-W.},
  title={Stellar evolution at high mass including the effect of a stellar wind},
  year={1979},
  journal={Astrophys. J.},
  volume={233},
  pages={267--279},
  doi={10.1086/157388},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - st08400z
AU  - Stothers, R.
AU  - Chin, C.-W.
PY  - 1979
TI  - Stellar evolution at high mass including the effect of a stellar wind
JA  - Astrophys. J.
VL  - 233
SP  - 267
EP  - 279
DO  - 10.1086/157388
ER  -

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