Turkish Journal of Physics
The Initial-Final Mass Relation For White Dwarfs and Their Progenitors: The Number-Mass Distribution of White Dwarfs
On the basis of available data on white dwarfs (WDs) in open clusters (OC) and on masses of field WDs, the initial-final mass relation has been constructed. We have analyzed the turn-off mass values of OCs and cooling times of WDs. Special attention was paid to the problems of asymptotic values of initial-final mass relation. We obtained the number-mass distribution of WDs in the limits of observed and theoretical uncertainties. It shows good agreement with the observed number-mass distributions published.
AYDIN, Cemal; ÖZDEMİR, Sacit; GUSEINOV, Oktay H.; ÖZEL, Mehmet Emin; and TAGIEVA, S. O. (1996) "The Initial-Final Mass Relation For White Dwarfs and Their Progenitors: The Number-Mass Distribution of White Dwarfs," Turkish Journal of Physics: Vol. 20: No. 10, Article 9. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/physics/vol20/iss10/9