Clumping in O-type Supergiants

  • We have analyzed the spectra of seven Galactic O4 supergiants, with the NLTE wind code CMFGEN. For all stars, we have found that clumped wind models match well lines from different species spanning a wavelength range from FUV to optical, and remain consistent with Hα data. We have achieved an excellent match of the P V λλ1118, 1128 resonance doublet and N IV λ1718, as well as He II λ4686 suggesting that our physical description of clumping is adequate. We find very small volume filling factors and that clumping starts deep in the wind, near the sonic point. The most crucial consequence of our analysis is that the mass loss rates of O stars need to be revised downward significantly, by a factor of 3 and more compared to those obtained from smooth-wind models.

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Author:J.-C. Bouret, T. Lanz, D. J. Hillier, C. Foellmi
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-17662
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/04/25
Year of Completion:2007
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/04/25
RVK - Regensburg Classification:US 1999.07
Organizational units:Extern / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 52 Astronomie / 520 Astronomie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / Clumping in hot-star winds: International Workshop, Potsdam, Germany, 18. - 22. June 2007
Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / Clumping in hot-star winds: International Workshop, Potsdam, Germany, 18. - 22. June 2007 / Talks and Discussions (in alphabetical order)
Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / Clumping in hot-star winds: International Workshop, Potsdam, Germany, 18. - 22. June 2007 / Talks and Discussions (organized by sections) / Spectroscopy and mass loss diagnostic: observations
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:
The complete edition of the proceedings "Clumping in hot-star winds" is available:
urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-13981