The evolution of fluorine in galactic systems

A. Renda, Y. Fenner, B. K. Gibson, A. I. Karakas, J. C. Lattanzio, S. Campbell, A. Chieffi, K. Cunha, V. V. Smith

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The main astrophysical factories of fluorine (19F) are thought to be Type II supernovae, Wolf-Rayet stars, and the asymptotic giant branch (AGB) of intermediate mass stars. We present a model for the chemical evolution of fluorine in the Milky Way using a semi-analytic multi-zone chemical evolution model. For the first time, we demonstrate quantitatively the impact of fluorine nucleosynthesis in Wolf-Rayet and AGB stars. The inclusion of these latter two fluorine production sites provides a possible solution to the long-standing discrepancy between model predictions and the fluorine abundances observed in Milky Way giants. Finally, fluorine is discussed as a possible probe of the role of supernovae and intermediate mass stars in the chemical evolution history of the globular cluster ω Centauri.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-327
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Jul 25 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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