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Krticka J.,Ustav Teoreticke Fyziky A Astrofyziky PrF MU | Votruba V.,Ustav Teoreticke Fyziky A Astrofyziky PrF MU | Kubat J.,Astronomicky Ustav
Astronomy and Astrophysics | Year: 2010

Context. During the evolution of rotating first stars, which initially consisted of only hydrogen and helium, CNO elements may emerge to their surface. These stars may therefore have winds that are driven only by CNO elements. Aims. We study weak wind effects (Gayley-Owocki heating and multicomponent effects) in stellar winds of first generation stars driven purely by CNO elements. Methods. We apply our NLTE multicomponent models and hydrodynamical simulations. Results. The multicomponent effects (frictional heating and decoupling) are important particularly for low metallicity winds, but they influence mass loss rate only if they cause decoupling for velocities lower than the escape velocity. The multicomponent effects also modify the feedback from first stars. As a result of the decoupling of radiatively accelerated metals from hydrogen and helium, the first low-energy cosmic ray particles are generated. We study the interaction of these particles with the interstellar medium concluding that these particles easily penetrate the interstellar medium of a given minihalo. We discuss the charging of the first stars by means of their winds. Conclusions. Gayley-Owocki heating, frictional heating, and the decoupling of wind components occur in the winds of evolved low-metallicity stars and the solar metallicity main-sequence stars. © 2010 ESO. Source


Krticka J.,Ustav Teoreticke Fyziky A Astrofyziky PrF MU | Kubat J.,Astronomicky Ustav
Astronomy and Astrophysics | Year: 2010

We provide hot star wind models with radiative force calculated using the solution of comoving frame (CMF) radiative transfer equation. The wind models are calculated for the first stars, O stars, and the central stars of planetary nebulae. We show that without line overlaps and with solely thermal line broadening the pure Sobolev approximation provides a reliable estimate of the radiative force even close to the wind sonic point. Consequently, models with the Sobolev line force provide good approximations to solutions obtained with non-Sobolev transfer. Taking line overlaps into account, the radiative force becomes slightly lower, leading to a decrease in the wind mass-loss rate by roughly 40%. Below the sonic point, the CMF line force is significantly lower than the Sobolev one. In the case of pure thermal broadening, this does not influence the mass-loss rate, as the wind mass-loss rate is set in the supersonic part of the wind. However, when additional line broadening is present (e.g., the turbulent one) the region of low CMF line force may extend outwards to the regions where the mass-loss rate is set. This results in a decrease in the wind mass-loss rate. This effect can at least partly explain the low wind mass-loss rates derived from some observational analyses of luminous O stars. © 2010 ESO. Source

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