The VLT-FLAMES survey of massive stars: constraints on stellar evolution from the chemical compositions of rapidly rotating Galactic and Magellanic Cloud B-type stars

@article{Hunter2009TheVS,
  title={The VLT-FLAMES survey of massive stars: constraints on stellar evolution from the chemical compositions of rapidly rotating Galactic and Magellanic Cloud B-type stars},
  author={Ian Hunter and Ines Brott and Norbert Langer and Daniel J. Lennon and Philip L. Dufton and Ian D. Howarth and Robert S. I. Ryans and Carrie Trundle and C. J. Evans and A. de Koter and S. J. Smartt},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2009},
  volume={496},
  pages={841-853}
}
Aims. We have previously analysed the spectra of 135 early B-type stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and found several groups of stars that have chemical compositions that conflict with the theory of rotational mixing. Here we extend this study to Galactic and Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) metallicities. Methods. We provide chemical compositions for ~50 Galactic and ~100 SMC early B-type stars and compare these to the LMC results. These samples cover a range of projected rotational… 

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