The evolution of the Milky Way from its earliest phases: Constraints on stellar nucleosynthesis

  title={The evolution of the Milky Way from its earliest phases: Constraints on stellar nucleosynthesis},
  author={P. François and Francesca Matteucci and Roger. Cayrel and Monique Spite and François Spite and Cristina Chiappini Observatoire de ParisMeudon and Daut and Trieste and -INAF},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We computed the evolution of the abundances of O, Mg, Si, Ca, K, Ti, Sc, Ni, Mn, Co, Fe and Zn in the Milky Way. We made use of the most widely adopted nucleosynthesis calculations and compared the model results with observational data with the aim of imposing constraints upon stellar yields. To best fit the data in the solar neighborhood, when adopting the Woosley & Weaver (1995, ApJS, 101, 181) yields for massive stars and the Iwamoto et al. (1999, ApJS, 125, 439) ones for type Ia SNe, it is… Expand

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