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Paper: Post-Asymptotic Giant Branch Evolution of Low- and Intermediate-Mass Stars. Preliminary Results
Volume: 493, 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Page: 83
Authors: Miller Bertolami, M. M.
Abstract: Preliminary results from an ongoing project to compute a grid of post-AGB models is presented. Our preliminary results show that stellar evolution computations that include an updated treatment of the microphysics predict post-AGB timescales that are several times shorter that predicted by older models. Also the mass-luminosity relation of post-AGB models deviates from that of older grids. In addition, our results suggest only a slight metallicity dependence of the post-AGB timescales. We expect these results to have significant consequences for models of the formation of planetary nebulae and their luminosity function.
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