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Paper: Instabilities in Radiation Driven Stellar Winds
Volume: 288, Stellar Atmosphere Modeling
Page: 263
Authors: Votruba, V.; Kubát, J.
Abstract: Although basic properties of radiatively driven stellar winds of hot stars are successfully described with the theory of stationary wind, some observations like strong X-Ray emission, extended absorption throughs in P-Cygni profiles can not fit this theory exactly. Including of the radiation driven instabilities seems to be necessary for the description of these effects. Focusing on Rayleigh-Taylor type instabilities, determinating of their growth rate and the influence of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, we summarize importance of this type instabilities on the radiatively driven stellar wind of hot stars.
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