Do clumping corrections increase with decreasing mass-loss rates?

  • We report on new mass-loss rate estimates for O stars in six massive binaries using the amplitude of orbital-phase dependent, linear-polarimetric variability caused by electron scattering off free electrons in the winds. Our estimated mass-loss rates for luminous O stars are independent of clumping. They suggest similar clumping corrections as for WR stars and do not support the recently proposed reduction in mass-loss rates of O stars by one or two orders of magnitude.

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Author:N. St-Louis, Anthony F. J. Moffat
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-17696
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