Signatures of binary evolutionary processes in massive stars

D. Vanbeveren

Astrophysical Institute, Free University of Brussels

Before binary components interact, they evolve as single stars do. We therefore first critically discuss massive single star processes which affect their evolution, stellar wind mass loss and rotation in particular. Next we consider binary processes and focus on the effect of rotation on binary evolution and on the mass transfer during Roche lobe overflow. The third part highlights the importance of close pairs on the comprehension of the evolution of stellar populations in starburst regions.

Reference: Review to be published in 'The Multi-wavelength view of hot, massive stars', 39th Liege Int. Astroph. Coll., 12-16 July, 2010
Status: Conference proceedings

Weblink: arXiv: 1010.2907