Lithium production in SAGB stars

Herbert H B Lau, Carolyn L. Doherty, Pilar Gil-Pons, John C. Lattanzio

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We explore the production of and stellar yields of 7Li for a range of mass and metallicity. We test the effect of varying the mass loss rate and well as the mixing length parameter on the production of lithium. There is a short duration of strong enhancement of Lithium in the early AGB phase, before any thermal pulses. Higher mass-loss rate, particularly in the early AGB phase, will result in stronger Li enhancement. In general, metal-poor stars produce less lithium because the mass-loss rates are lower during the Li-rich phase. We also compare the observed abundances of Li-rich stars with our models and discuss possible formation of Li-rich stars through mass transfer from SAGB primary. If a SAGB star is observed before thermal pulses or the SAGB primary evolution truncated before thermal pulses due to binary interactions, then the observed SAGB stars or its companion may be observed as Li-rich but without s-process isotopes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, Supplementi - Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society, Supplement
Subtitle of host publicationLithium in the Cosmos; Paris; France; 27 February 2012 through 29 February 2012; Code 110336
EditorsF Iocco, P Bonifacio, E Vangioni
Place of PublicationFlorence Italy
PublisherItalian Astronomical Society (SAIt)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventLithium in the Cosmos 2012 - Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 27 Feb 201229 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, Supplementi [Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society, Supplement]
PublisherSocieta Astronomica Italiana [Italian Astronomical Society (SAIt)]
ISSN (Print)0037-8720


ConferenceLithium in the Cosmos 2012
OtherMonash researcher confirmed that the conference papers were not peer reviewed
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  • AGB and post-AGB-evolution-binaries
  • Stars

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