Post-common envelope PN, fundamental or irrelevant?

Orsola De Marco, T. Reichardt, R. Iaconi, T. Hillwig, G. H. Jacoby, D. Keller, R. G. Izzard, J. Nordhaus, E. G. Blackman

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One in 5 PN are ejected from common envelope binary interactions but Kepler results are already showing this proportion to be larger. Their properties, such as abundances can be starkly different from those of the general population, so they should be considered separately when using PN as chemical or population probes. Unfortunately post-common envelope PN cannot be discerned using only their morphologies, but this will change once we couple our new common envelope simulations with PN formation models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanetary nebulae : multi-wavelength probes of stellar and galactic evolution
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 323rd symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Beijing, China October 10-14, 2016
EditorsXiaowei Liu, Letizia Stanghellini, Amanda Karakas
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781107169913
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event323rd symposium of the International Astronomical Union - Beijing, China
Duration: 10 Oct 201614 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameIAU symposium
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN (Print)1743-9213


Conference323rd symposium of the International Astronomical Union


  • binaries (including multiple): close
  • hydrodynamics
  • planetary nebulae: general
  • stars: AGB and post-AGB
  • stars: evolution
  • stars: statistics

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