Massive stars on the verge of exploding: the properties of oxygen sequence Wolf-Rayet stars

@article{Tramper2015MassiveSO,
  title={Massive stars on the verge of exploding: the properties of oxygen sequence Wolf-Rayet stars},
  author={F. Tramper and S. Straal and D. Sanyal and H. Sana and A. D. Koter and G. Grafener and N. Langer and J. Vink and S. D. Mink and L. Kaper},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2015},
  volume={581}
}
  • F. Tramper, S. Straal, +7 authors L. Kaper
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Context. Oxygen sequence Wolf-Rayet (WO) stars are a very rare stage in the evolution of massive stars. Their spectra show strong emission lines of helium-burning products, in particular highly ionized carbon and oxygen. The properties of WO stars can be used to provide unique constraints on the (post-)helium burning evolution of massive stars, and their remaining lifetimes and the expected properties of their supernovae. Aims. We aim to homogeneously analyze the currently known presumed-single… CONTINUE READING
    30 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper.

    Paper Mentions

    The Galactic WC and WO stars: The impact of revised distances from Gaia DR2 and their role as massive black hole progenitors
    • 18
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    The True origin of Wolf-Rayet stars
    • 1
    • PDF
    Probing the rotational velocity of Galactic WO stars with spectropolarimetry
    • 5
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Towards a better understanding of the evolution of Wolf–Rayet stars and Type Ib/Ic supernova progenitors
    • 25
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Metallicity dependence of envelope inflation in massive stars
    • 22
    • PDF
    Envelope inflation in massive stars near the Eddington limit
    Star Formation in the Ultraviolet
    A massive white-dwarf merger product before final collapse
    • 8
    • PDF
    The chemical composition of Galactic ring nebulae around massive stars
    • 14
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 51 REFERENCES
    The Wolf-Rayet stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud - A comprehensive analysis of the WN class
    • 86
    • PDF
    The Galactic WC stars - Stellar parameters from spectral analyses indicate a new evolutionary sequence
    • 127
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Evolution of rapidly rotating metal-poor massive stars towards gamma-ray bursts
    • 393
    • PDF
    On the Evolutionary Phase and Mass Loss of the Wolf-Rayet-like Stars in R136a*
    • 111
    On the nature and detectability of Type Ib/c supernova progenitors
    • 78
    • PDF
    The evolution of rotating very massive stars with LMC composition
    • 75
    • PDF
    Stellar and wind properties of LMC WC4 stars A metallicity dependence for Wolf-Rayet mass-loss rates ?
    • 141
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF