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Paper: The Early Generations of Low-metallicity Stars
Volume: 353, Stellar Evolution at Low Metallicity: Mass Loss, Explosions, Cosmology
Page: 285
Authors: Bromm, V.
Abstract: The first generations of low-metallicity stars formed at the end of the cosmic dark ages. I discuss the physics of their formation, and how they transformed the early universe from an initially very simple state into one of ever increasing complexity. Specifically, I address the role of heavy elements in bringing about the transition from an early star formation mode dominated by massive stars to the familiar mode dominated by low mass stars, and suggest possible observational probes, such as extremely low-metallicity Galactic halo stars and high-redshift gamma-ray bursts.
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