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Chemical Evolution on the Main Sequence

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Alfred Weigert
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Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

In the main-sequence phase, the large energy losses from a star’s surface are compensated by the energy production of hydrogen burning (see §18.5.1). These reactions release nuclear binding energy by converting hydrogen into helium. This chemical evolution of the star concerns primarily its central region, since the energy sources are strongly concentrated towards the centre (§22.2).

Keywords

Main Sequence Stellar Mass Envelope Curve Hydrogen Burning Evolutionary Track 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
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  • Alfred Weigert
  1. 1.GöttingenGermany

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