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Paper: Mass and Energy Released by Massive Stars in Young Starburst Regions
Volume: 147, Abundance Profiles: Diagnostic Tools for Galaxy History
Page: 210
Authors: Robert, Carmelle
Abstract: It is well known that all stars play a role in the regeneration of the interstellar medium (ISM). In addition to supernova (SN) explosions, the more massive stars are agents of great consequence for the energy release into the ISM. I will review here the output of mass and energy from stellar winds based on evolutionary population synthesis models for typical young star-forming regions. I will compare these outputs with the corresponding quantities resulting from SN explosions. According to the age and metallicity ($Z$) of the stellar population, stellar winds may be more important than SN events for the release of mass and energy into the ISM.
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