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The Metal-Rich Universe

Series: Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics Series

By: Garik Israelian (Editor), Georges Meynet (Editor)

488 pages, illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 2012 | #202216 | ISBN-13: 9781107411241
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Hardback | Jul 2008 | #173294 | ISBN-13: 9780521879989
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Metal-rich stars accumulate their metals from previous generations of stars, and so contain the history of their galaxy. By studying these stars we can gain valuable insights into how metals change the formation and evolution of stars, and explain the extraordinary massive star populations observed in the metal-rich region of our own galaxy. Observations of metal-rich regions have shown that stars hosting giant planets are generally metal-rich, which has triggered further observations of metal-rich stars. This has led to the discovery of new exoplanets, and advances in the study of planet formation and the late chemical evolution of galaxies. This 2008 book covers many aspects, from spectral line formation to stellar formation and evolution in high metallicity regimes. It is invaluable to researchers and graduate students in stellar evolution, extragalactic astronomy, and planet formation.



Part I. Abundances in the Galaxy: Field Stars
1. Metal-rich stars and stellar populations: A brief history and new results
2. The metal-rich nature of stars with planets
3. Solar chemical peculiarities
4. Kinematics of metal-rich stars with and without planets
5. Elemental abundance trends in the metal-rich thin and thick disks
6. Metal-rich massive stars - how metal-rich are they?
7. Hercules stream stars and the metal-rich thick disk
8. Abundance survey of the galactic thick disk

Part II. Abundances in the Galaxy: Galactic Stars in Clusters, Bulges and Centre
9. Galactic open clusters with super solar metallicities
10. Old and very metal-rich open clusters in the BOCCE project
11. Massive stars vs. nebular abundances in the Orion nebula
12. Abundance surveys of metal-rich bulge stars
13. Metal abundances in the galactic center
14. Light elements in the galactic bulge
15. Metallicity and ages of selected G-K giants

Part III. Observations - Abundances in Extragalactic Contexts
16. Stellar abundances of early-type galaxies and galactic spheroids: Evidence for metal-rich stars
17. Measuring chemical abundances in extragalactic metal-rich HII regions
18. On the maximum oxygen abundance in metal-rich spiral galaxies
19. Starbursts and their contribution to metal enrichment
20. High metallicities at high redshifts
21. Evolution of dust and elemental abundances in quasar DLAs and GRB afterglows as a function of cosmic time
22. Dust, metals and diffuse interstellar bands in damped Lyman Alpha systems
23. Tracing metallicities in the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

Part IV. Stellar Populations and Mass Functions
24. The stellar initial mass function of metal-rich populations
25. IMF effects on the metallicity and colour evolution of disk galaxies
26. The metallicity of circumnuclear star forming regions
27. The stellar population of bulges
28. The metallicity distribution of the stars in elliptical galaxies
29. Wolf-Rayet populations at high metallicities
30. The stellar populations of metal-rich starburst galaxies: the frequency of Wolf-Rayet stars

Part V. Physical Processes at High Metallicity
31. Stellar winds from solar metallicity and metal-rich massive stars
32. On the determination of stellar parameters and abundances of metal-rich stars
33. Are WNL stars tracers of high metallicity?
34. The observable metal-enrichment of radiation driven+wind-blown HII regions in the Wolf-Rayet stage
35. Metal-rich A-type supergiants in M31

Part VI. Formation and Evolution of Metal-Rich Stars and Stellar Yields
36. Massive star evolution at high metallicity
37. Supernovae in galactic evolution: direct and indirect metallicity effects
38. Progenitor evolution of Type I supernovae: evolution and implications for yields
39. Star formation in the metal-rich universe
40. Metallicity of solar-type main sequence stars: seismic tests
41. Chemical abundance gradients in early-type galaxies
42. Oxygen-rich droplets and the enrichment of the ISM

Part VII. Chemical and Photometric Evolution beyond Solar Metallicity
43. Models of the solar vicinity: the metal-rich stage
44. Chemical evolution models of ellipticals and bulges
45. Chemical evolution of the galactic bulge
46. How do galaxies get metal-rich? An examination of the yield problem
47. Abundance patterns: thick and thin disks
48. Formation and evolution of the galactic bulge: constraints from stellar abundances


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