How to Make Metal-Poor Stars, Redden OB Associations and Grow Mantles on Grains

  • M. G. Edmunds
  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 55)


Three consequences of the existence of grains with metal-rich ice mantles are considered: (i) The production of metal-poor stars by expulsion of protostellar grains by radiation pressure during star formation, (ii) The effects of these expelled grains in reddening massive stars in an OB association, (iii) The production of the icy mantles on grains in OB associations.


Star Formation Radiation Pressure Interstellar Medium Massive Star Spiral Density Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Edmunds
    • 1
  • N. C. Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Applied Mathematics and AstronomyUniversity CollegeCardiff, WalesGreat Britain

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