MAIN SEQUENCE EVOLUTION WITH LAYERED SEMICONVECTION

@article{Moore2015MAINSE,
  title={MAIN SEQUENCE EVOLUTION WITH LAYERED SEMICONVECTION},
  author={Kevin Moore and Pascale Garaud},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={817}
}
Semiconvection is a form of mixing in thermally unstable regions that are partially stabilized by composition gradients. It has the greatest potential impact on the evolution of the cores of main sequence stars in the mass range 1.2 M ⊙ ?> – 1.7 M ⊙ ?> . We present the first stellar evolution calculations using the new prescription for semiconvective mixing proposed by Wood et al. Semiconvection in stars is predominately layered semiconvection. In our model, the layer height is an adjustable… 

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