A model for adiabatic mass-loss

Hongwei Ge, R. F. Webbink, Z. Han

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We describe our work on the development and application of a stellar structure code to compute model sequences representing donor stars in interacting binaries subject to rapid (adiabatic) mass-loss. The donor star is assumed to remain in hydrostatic equilibrium, but no heat flow is allowed. These sequences can be used to define bifurcation sequences in close binary evolution, and to circumscribe possible survivors of common envelope evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-420
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS252
StatePublished - 2008


  • Binaries: close
  • Stars: evolution
  • Stars: interiors
  • Stars: mass loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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