The Peculiar Evolution of Low-Mass Pop III Stars

  • H. Schlattl
  • S. Cassisi
  • A. Weiss
  • M. Salaris
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 274)


We have followed the evolution of low-mass, initially metal-free stars from the zero-age main sequence to the late AGB under the assumption of pollution with external, metal-rich material and in the presence of diffusion. We identify conditions under which helium-flash induced mixing between the envelope and carbonrich layers occurs and compare the resulting surface abundances and post-flash stellar parameters with those of observed extremely metal-poor stars.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Schlattl
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Cassisi
    • 3
  • A. Weiss
    • 4
  • M. Salaris
    • 5
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Astrophysics Research InstituteLiverpool John Moores UniversityEgerton WharfUK
  3. 3.Osservatorio Astronomico di ColluraniaTeramoItaly
  4. 4.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGermany
  5. 5.Astrophysics Research InstituteLiverpool John Moores UniversityUK

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