Carbon star formation as seen through the non-monotonic initial–final mass relation

@article{Marigo2020CarbonSF,
  title={Carbon star formation as seen through the non-monotonic initial–final mass relation},
  author={Paola Marigo and Jeffrey D. Cummings and Jason Lee Curtis and Jason S. Kalirai and Yang Chen and P. E. Tremblay and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Pierre Bergeron and Sara Bladh and Alessandro Bressan and L{\'e}o Girardi and Giada Pastorelli and Michele Trabucchi and Sihao Cheng and Bernhard Aringer and Piero Dal Tio},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-9}
}
The initial–final mass relation (IFMR) links the birth mass of a star to the mass of the compact remnant left at its death. While the relevance of the IFMR across astrophysics is universally acknowledged, not all of its fine details have yet been resolved. A new analysis of a few carbon–oxygen white dwarfs in old open clusters of the Milky Way led us to identify a kink in the IFMR, located over a range of initial masses, 1.65 ≲  M i / M ⊙  ≲ 2.10. The kink’s peak in white dwarf mass of about 0… 
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