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Volume 269 - Frontier Research in Astrophysics – II (FRAPWS2016) - Star Formation & Evolution
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way
F. Matteucci,* E. Spitoni, D. Romano, A. Rojas Arriagada
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2017 November 07
Published on: 2017 November 15
Abstract
We will discuss some highlights concerning the chemical evolution of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. First we will describe the main ingredients necessary to build a model for the chemical evolution of the Milky Way. Then we will illustrate some Milky Way models which includes detailed stellar nucleosynthesis and compute the evolution of a large number of chemical elements, including C, N, O, alpha-elements, Fe and heavier. The main observables and in particular the chemical abundances in stars and gas will be considered. A comparison theory-observations will follow and finally some conclusions from this astroarchaeological approach will be derived.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.269.0027
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