The empirical metallicity dependence of the mass-loss rate of O- and early B-type stars

@article{Mokiem2007TheEM,
  title={The empirical metallicity dependence of the mass-loss rate of O- and early B-type stars},
  author={M. R. Mokiem and A. D. Koter and J. Vink and J. Puls and C. J. Evans and S. Smartt and P. Crowther and A. Herrero and N. Langer and D. Lennon and F. Najarro and M. R. Villamariz},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2007},
  volume={473},
  pages={603-614}
}
  • M. R. Mokiem, A. D. Koter, +9 authors M. R. Villamariz
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • We present a comprehensive study of the observational dependence of the mass-loss rate in stationary stellar winds of hot massive stars on the metal content of their atmospheres. The metal content of stars in the Magellanic Clouds is discussed, and a critical assessment is given of state-of-the-art mass-loss determinations of OB stars in these two satellite systems and the Milky-Way. Assuming a powerlaw dependence of mass loss on metal content, u M ∝ Z m , and adopting a theoretical relation… CONTINUE READING

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