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The Metal-Rich Universe

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R. M. Rich, N. C. Santos, C. Allende-Prieto, A. Ecuvillon, G. Israelian, F. Pont, M. Mayor, S. Feltzing, D. Lennon, C. Trundle, T. Bensby, M. S. Oey, B. Gustafsson, B. E. Reddy, D. L. Lambert, S. Randich, A. Bragaglia, E. Carretta, R. Gratton, M. Tosi, S. Simon-Diaz, J. Fulbright, A. McWilliam, F. Najarro, A. Lecureur, V. Hill, M. Zoccali, B. Barbuy, L. Pasquini, M. Dollinger, J. Setiawan, A. Hatzes, L. Girardi, L. da Silva, J. R. de Medeiros, A. Weiss, O. Von Der Luhe, S. Trager, F. Bresolin, J. M. Vilchez, L. Pilyugin, T. Z. Thuan, D. Kunth, M. Pettini, B. Penprase, W. Sargent, E. Berger, S. Ellison, R. Maiolino, S. Arribas, T. Boker, A. Bunker, S. Charlot, G. de Marchi, P. Ferruit, M. Franx, P. Jakobsen, H. Moseley, T. Nagao, L. Origlia, B. Rauscher, M. Regan, H. W. Rix, C. J. Willott, P. Kroupa, P. Westera, M. Samland, R. Buser, K. Ammon, A. I. Diaz, P. Jablonka, A. Pipino, F. Matteucci, P. Crowther, J. R. Souza Leao, C. Leitherer, R. C. Fernandes, J. Puls, Y. Takeda, G. Grafener, W.-R. Hamann, G. Hensler, D. Kroeger, T. Freyer, N. Przybilla, K. Butler, R.-P. Kudritzki, G. Meynet, N. Mowlavi, A. Maeder, C. Frohlich, R. Hirschi, M. Liebendorfer, F.-K. Thielemann, G. Martinez Pinedo, E. Bravo, S.-C. Yoon, I. Bonnell, S. Vauclair, P. Sanchez-Blazquez, G. Stasinska, G. Tenorio-Tagle, M. Rodriguez, W. J. Henney, L. Carigi, B. Gibson, A. J. MacDonald, M. Edmunds, C. Chiappini, S. K. Ballero, B. Pagel
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  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107411241

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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 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.

    • The first book on the topic of metal-rich stars
    • Metal-rich stars are an emerging field in astrophysics, and are particularly interesting in the context of the study of exoplanets and planet formation, and also galaxy evolution
    • Includes recent results and observations of metal-rich star distributions in the Milky Way and beyond
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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107411241
    • length: 490 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    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
    Summary
    Index.

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    Garik Israelian, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Georges Meynet, Geneva Observatory

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    R. M. Rich, N. C. Santos, C. Allende-Prieto, A. Ecuvillon, G. Israelian, F. Pont, M. Mayor, S. Feltzing, D. Lennon, C. Trundle, T. Bensby, M. S. Oey, B. Gustafsson, B. E. Reddy, D. L. Lambert, S. Randich, A. Bragaglia, E. Carretta, R. Gratton, M. Tosi, S. Simon-Diaz, J. Fulbright, A. McWilliam, F. Najarro, A. Lecureur, V. Hill, M. Zoccali, B. Barbuy, L. Pasquini, M. Dollinger, J. Setiawan, A. Hatzes, L. Girardi, L. da Silva, J. R. de Medeiros, A. Weiss, O. Von Der Luhe, S. Trager, F. Bresolin, J. M. Vilchez, L. Pilyugin, T. Z. Thuan, D. Kunth, M. Pettini, B. Penprase, W. Sargent, E. Berger, S. Ellison, R. Maiolino, S. Arribas, T. Boker, A. Bunker, S. Charlot, G. de Marchi, P. Ferruit, M. Franx, P. Jakobsen, H. Moseley, T. Nagao, L. Origlia, B. Rauscher, M. Regan, H. W. Rix, C. J. Willott, P. Kroupa, P. Westera, M. Samland, R. Buser, K. Ammon, A. I. Diaz, P. Jablonka, A. Pipino, F. Matteucci, P. Crowther, J. R. Souza Leao, C. Leitherer, R. C. Fernandes, J. Puls, Y. Takeda, G. Grafener, W.-R. Hamann, G. Hensler, D. Kroeger, T. Freyer, N. Przybilla, K. Butler, R.-P. Kudritzki, G. Meynet, N. Mowlavi, A. Maeder, C. Frohlich, R. Hirschi, M. Liebendorfer, F.-K. Thielemann, G. Martinez Pinedo, E. Bravo, S.-C. Yoon, I. Bonnell, S. Vauclair, P. Sanchez-Blazquez, G. Stasinska, G. Tenorio-Tagle, M. Rodriguez, W. J. Henney, L. Carigi, B. Gibson, A. J. MacDonald, M. Edmunds, C. Chiappini, S. K. Ballero, B. Pagel

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