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={P. Marigo and J. D. Cummings and J. Curtis and J. Kalirai and Y. Chen and P. Tremblay and E. Ramirez-Ruiz and P. Bergeron and S. Bladh and A. Bressan and L. Girardi and G. Pastorelli and M. Trabucchi and Sihao Cheng and B. Aringer and Piero Dal Tio},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  year={2020},
  pages={1-9}
}
  • P. Marigo, J. D. Cummings, +13 authors Piero Dal Tio
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • Nature Astronomy
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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