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Galactic chemical evolution: stellar yields and the initial mass function

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Author(s):
Molla, Mercedes [1, 2] ; Cavichia, Oscar [2, 3] ; Gavilan, Marta [4] ; Gibson, Brad K. [5]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] CIEMAT, Dept Invest Basica, E-28040 Madrid - Spain
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, IAG, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Itajuba, Dept Fis, BR-37500903 Itajuba, MG - Brazil
[4] Univ Autonoma Madrid, Dept Fis Teor, E-28049 Madrid - Spain
[5] Univ Hull, EA Milne Ctr Astrophys, Dept Phys & Math, Kingston Upon Hull HU6 7RX, N Humberside - England
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 451, n. 4, p. 3693-3708, AUG 21 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 29
Abstract

We present a set of 144 Galactic chemical evolution models applied to a Milky Way analogue, computed using four sets of low+intermediate star nucleosynthetic yields, six massive star yield compilations, and six functional forms for the initial mass function. A comparison is made between a grid of multiphase chemical evolution models computed with these yield combinations and empirical data drawn from the Milky Way's disc, including the solar neighbourhood. By means of a chi(2) methodology, applied to the results of these multiphase models, the best combination of stellar yields and initial mass function capable of reproducing these observations is identified. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54006-4 - A computer cluster for the Astronomy Department of the University of São Paulo Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences and for the Cruzeiro do Sul University Astrophysics Center
Grantee:Elisabete Maria de Gouveia Dal Pino
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program
FAPESP's process: 12/22236-3 - The time/redshift evolution of radial abundance gradients
Grantee:Roberto Dell'Aglio Dias da Costa
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
FAPESP's process: 10/18835-3 - Planetary nebulae, stars and chemical evolution of stellar systems
Grantee:Roberto Dell'Aglio Dias da Costa
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/01017-1 - Chemical evolution of barred spiral galaxies and chemical abundances of planetary nebula towards the center of the Milky Way
Grantee:Oscar Cavichia de Moraes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate