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Paper: White Dwarf Mergers and the Origin of R Coronae Borealis Stars
Volume: 453, Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools, and Outcome
Page: 123
Authors: Lorén–Aguilar, P.; Longland, R.; José, J.; García–Berro, E.; Althaus, L. G.; Isern, J.
Abstract: We present a nucleosynthesis study of the merger of a 0.4 M helium white dwarf with a 0.8 M carbon-oxygen white dwarf, coupling the thermodynamic history of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics particles with a post-processing nucleosynthesis code. The resulting chemical abundance pattern, particularly for oxygen and fluorine, is in qualitative agreement with the observed abundances in R Coronae Borealis stars.
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