The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey XVII. Physical and wind properties of massive stars at the top of the main sequence

@article{Bestenlehner2014TheVT,
  title={The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey XVII. Physical and wind properties of massive stars at the top of the main sequence},
  author={Joachim M. Bestenlehner and Gotz Grafener and Jorick S. Vink and Francisco Najarro and Alex de Koter and Hugues Sana and C. J. Evans and Paul A. Crowther and Vincent H'enault-Brunet and Artemio Herrero and Norbert Langer and Fabian R. N. Schneider and Sergio Sim'on-D'iaz and William D. Taylor and Nolan R. Walborn},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2014}
}
The evolution and fate of very massive stars (VMS) is tightly connected to their mass-loss properties. Their initial and final masses differ significantly as a result of mass loss. VMS have strong stellar winds and extremely high ionising fluxes, which are thought to be critical sources of both mechanical and radiative feedback in giant Hii regions. However, how VMS mass-loss properties change during stellar evolution is poorly understood. In the framework of the VLT-Flames Tarantula Survey… 
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