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2017A&A...607L...3C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 607, L3-3 (2017/11-1)

Are some CEMP-s stars the daughters of spinstars?


Abstract (from CDS):

Carbon-enhanced metal-poor (CEMP)-s stars are long-lived low-mass stars with a very low iron content as well as overabundances of carbon and s-elements. Their peculiar chemical pattern is often explained by pollution from an asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star companion. Recent observations have shown that most CEMP-s stars are in binary systems, providing support to the AGB companion scenario. A few CEMP-s stars, however, appear to be single. We inspect four apparently single CEMP-s stars and discuss the possibility that they formed from the ejecta of a previous-generation massive star, referred to as the "source" star. In order to investigate this scenario, we computed low-metallicity massive-star models with and without rotation and including complete s-process nucleosynthesis. We find that non-rotating source stars cannot explain the observed abundance of any of the four CEMP-s stars. Three out of the four CEMP-s stars can be explained by a 25M source star with vini∼500km/s (spinstar). The fourth CEMP-s star has a high Pb abundance that cannot be explained by any of the models we computed. Since spinstars and AGB predict different ranges of [O/Fe] and [ls/hs], these ratios could be an interesting way to further test these two scenarios.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO, 2017

Journal keyword(s): nuclear reactions, nucleosynthesis, abundances - stars: interiors - stars: chemically peculiar - stars: abundances - stars: massive - stars: massive

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