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The Importance of Binaries in the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Nebulae

  • Henri M. J.  Boffin
  • David Jones
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 1-11
  3. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 13-26
  4. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 27-50
  5. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 51-60
  6. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 61-70
  7. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 71-76
  8. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 77-83
  9. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 85-90
  10. Henri M. J. Boffin, David Jones
    Pages 91-99
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 101-113

About this book

Introduction

It is now clear that a binary evolutionary pathway is responsible for a significant fraction of all planetary nebulae, with some authors even going so far as to claim that binarity may be a near requirement for the formation of an observable nebula. This has led to the requirement that textbooks most likely need to be rewritten. Building upon the review of Jones and Boffin in Nature Astronomy (2017), this Springer Brief takes a first step in this direction. It offers the first expanded presentation of all the theoretical and observational support for the importance of binarity in the formation of planetary nebulae, initially focusing on common envelope evolution but also covering wider binaries. This book emphasises the wider impact of the field, highlighting the critical role binary central stars of planetary nebulae have in understanding a plethora of astrophysical phenomena, including type Ia supernovae, chemically peculiar stars and circumbinary exoplanets.



Keywords

Planetary nebulae Binary stars Mass transfer Evolution of stars Common envelope evolution Supernovae Observational techniques Gravitational waves

Authors and affiliations

  • Henri M. J.  Boffin
    • 1
  • David Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.ESOGarching bei MünchenGermany
  2. 2.IAC La PalmaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25059-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25058-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25059-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-9100
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-9119
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