On the alumina dust production in the winds of O-rich asymptotic giant branch stars

  title={On the alumina dust production in the winds of O-rich asymptotic giant branch stars},
  author={Flavia Dell’Agli and Domingo An'ibal Garc'ia-Hern'andez and Corinne Rossi and Paolo Ventura and Marcella Di Criscienzo and Raffaella Schneider},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The O-rich Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars experience strong mass loss with efficient dust condensation and they are major sources of dust in the interstellar medium. Alumina dust (Al$_2$O$_3$) is an important dust component in O-rich circumstellar shells and it is expected to be fairly abundant in the winds of the more massive and O-rich AGB stars. By coupling AGB stellar nucleosynthesis and dust formation, we present a self-consistent exploration on the Al$_2$O$_3$ production in the winds… 

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