[mesa-users] quick question: maximum metallicity in MESA

Bill Paxton paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu
Fri Jan 9 15:51:07 EST 2015

On Jan 9, 2015, at 12:45 PM, Francesca Valsecchi wrote:

> Hi Bill, 
> Happy New Year!
> Sorry to bug you, but I was wondering if there is a maximum metallicity I can run with MESA (I quickly searched the instrument papers but didn't find any).
> I am trying to create a planet with Z=0.35, but I am having some troubles...at least if there is a limit I will stop trying:)

Hi Francesca,

No hard limit, but there may be problems in practice.   One trick that might work is to create the planet at the highest Z that works and then after that has had a chance to settle down for a few steps try doing "relax_Z" to the higher value.  

Good luck,

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