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Title:
Single and binary star evolution
Authors:
Iben, Icko, Jr.
Affiliation:
AA(Illinois, University, Urbana; Pennsylvania State University, University Park)
Publication:
Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ISSN 0067-0049), vol. 76, May 1991, p. 55-114. Pennsylvania State University-supported research. (ApJS Homepage)
Publication Date:
05/1991
Category:
Astrophysics
Origin:
STI
NASA/STI Keywords:
Binary Stars, Stellar Evolution, Stellar Interiors, Stellar Models, Stellar Physics, Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars, Cataclysmic Variables, Cepheid Variables, Giant Stars, Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, Horizontal Branch Stars, Solar Neutrinos, Stellar Mass, Stellar Oscillations, Symbiotic Stars, White Dwarf Stars
DOI:
10.1086/191565
Bibliographic Code:
1991ApJS...76...55I

Abstract

After presenting a general account of the observed global properties of single stars of low, intermediate, and high mass, together with their theoretical Hertzsprung-Russell diagram evolution, attention is given to the observed properties of various evolved close binaries and to an assessment of the value of comparisons between observation and crude theory in characterizing the physics of mass transfer within interacting binary systems. Detailed consideration is then undertaken of such topics as stellar evolution in globular clusters, interior star changes due to nucleosynthesis and mixing, asymptotic giant branch stars of intermediate mass, the response of white dwarfs in binary systems to mass accretion, and scenarios for binary star evolution tending toward close white dwarf pairs.

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