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ASTRA Proc., 1, 39–41, 2014
ASTRA Proc., 1, 39–41, 2014

  30 Jul 2014

30 Jul 2014

Clumps in stellar winds

J. S. Vink J. S. Vink
  • Armagh Observatory, College Hill, BT61 9DG Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK

Abstract. We discuss the origin and quantification of wind clumping and mass–loss rates (Ṁ), particularly in close proximity to the Eddington (Γ) limit, relevant for very massive stars (VMS). We present evidence that clumping may not be the result of the line-deshadowing instability (LDI), but that clumps are already present in the stellar photosphere.

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