On the Maximum Mass of Accreting Primordial Supermassive Stars

  title={On the Maximum Mass of Accreting Primordial Supermassive Stars},
  author={T. Woods and A. Heger and D. Whalen and L. Haemmerl'e and Ralf S. Klessen},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  • T. Woods, A. Heger, +2 authors Ralf S. Klessen
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
  • Supermassive primordial stars are suspected to be the progenitors of the most massive quasars at z~6. Previous studies of such stars were either unable to resolve hydrodynamical timescales or considered stars in isolation, not in the extreme accretion flows in which they actually form. Therefore, they could not self-consistently predict their final masses at collapse, or those of the resulting supermassive black hole seeds, but rather invoked comparison to simple polytropic models. Here, we… CONTINUE READING
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