Volume 367, Number 1, February III 2001
|Page(s)||277 - 281|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 February 2001|
Research Note Prediction for the first generation stars from a Galactic halo chemical evolution model with Miller-Scalo initial mass function
Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Datun Rd. 20A, Chaoyang, Beijing 100012, PR China
2 The Department of Physics, Normal University of Central China, Wuhan, Hubei 430079, PR China
Corresponding author: Y. Lu, email@example.com
Accepted: 18 December 2000
A model of supernova-driven chemical evolution of the Galactic halo proposed by Tsujimoto et al. ([CITE]) (TSY) is used to investigate the observations of the first generation stars (FGS). We assume in this paper that a star with a metallicity is truly a FGS. We obtain FGS probabilities with the Miller-Scalo form of the stellar initial mass function and limit our model parameters to values consistent with the observed metallicity distributions of metal-poor stars in the range of . We find a metallicity distribution function (MDF) of the long-lived halo field stars for against the iron abundance in agreement with the observations. If the star formation in the halo is confined to individual gas clouds with masses from 1 107 to , our model suggests that the probability of identifying FGS in the halo is about 6.14 10-5 to 6.14 10-6.
Key words: galaxy: evolution / galaxy: halo-stars: abundance / stars: formation / supernovae: general
© ESO, 2001
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