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Paper: SMC B-type Supergiants: Stellar Winds in a Low Metallicity Environment
Volume: 353, Stellar Evolution at Low Metallicity: Mass Loss, Explosions, Cosmology
Page: 127
Authors: Trundle, C.; Lennon, D.J.; Puls, J.; Dufton, P.L.; Evans, C.J.
Abstract: Within our Local Group the SMC provides an ideal testbed for studying stellar parameters in a low metallicity environment. Here the properties of the stellar winds of B-type supergiants in the SMC are presented, as obtained from a spectroscopic analysis. The mass-loss rates of these supergiants are compared with observational results of their galactic counterparts and theoretical predictions from monte-carlo simulations. These comparisons reveal a discrepancy between the theoretical predictions and observations, the relevance of which is discussed in terms of its influence on our understanding of stellar evolution
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