Mass loss and the Eddington parameter: a new mass-loss recipe for hot and massive stars

@article{Bestenlehner2020MassLA,
  title={Mass loss and the Eddington parameter: a new mass-loss recipe for hot and massive stars},
  author={Joachim M. Bestenlehner},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2020},
  volume={493},
  pages={3938-3946}
}
  • J. Bestenlehner
  • Published 12 February 2020
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Mass loss through stellar winds plays a dominant role in the evolution of massive stars. In particular the mass-loss rates of very massive stars (VMSs, $> 100\,M_{\odot}$) are highly uncertain. Such stars display Wolf-Rayet spectral morphologies (WNh) whilst on the main-sequence. Metal-poor VMSs are progenitors of gamma-ray bursts and pair instability supernovae. In this study we extended the widely used stellar wind theory by Castor, Abbott & Klein from the optically thin (O star) to the… 

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