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Paper: Dust Formation in Massive Stars and Their Explosive Ends
Volume: 425, Hot and Cool: Bridging Gaps in Massive Star Evolution
Page: 237
Authors: Cherchneff, I.
Abstract: We review the observational evidence for dust formation in Wolf-Rayet binary systems and in Type II supernova ejecta. Existing theoretical models describing the condensation of solids in carbon-rich Wolf-Rayet stars and in supernovae close by and at high redshift are discussed. We describe new modeling of carbon- and oxygen-based grain nucleation using a chemical kinetic approach applied to the ejecta of massive pair-instability supernovae in the early universe. Finally, dust-formation processes in colliding-wind regions of WC binary systems are discussed.
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