Contrasting copper evolution in ω Centauri and the Milky Way

  title={Contrasting copper evolution in $\omega$ Centauri and the Milky Way},
  author={Donatella Romano and Francesca Matteucci Inaf and Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna and Italy Dipartimento di Astronomia and Universita di UdineI.N.F.N. Trieste and Italy.},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters},
Despite the many studies on stellar nucleosynthesis published so far, the scenario for the production of copper in stars remains elusive. In particular, it is still debated whether copper originates mostly in massive stars or in Type Ia supernovae. To answer this question, we compute self-consistent chemical evolution models taking into account the results of updated stellar nucleosynthesis. By contrasting copper evolution in ω Cen and the Milky Way, we end up with a picture where massive stars… Expand

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