[Mesa-users] Extreme helium stars

Evan Bauer ebauer at physics.ucsb.edu
Wed Feb 14 13:26:01 EST 2018

Hi Abdel,

There is a case called make_co_wd in the test suite that produces a C/O WD at the end of the run. You can produce WDs with different masses by varying the parameter initial_mass in inlist_prepare_to_make_co_wd.

MESA also ships a number of pre-made WD models in the following directory:


> On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:19 AM, AbdelBassit Abdessamed Senhadji <sen-abd at hotmail.fr> wrote:
> Dear mesa users:
> I am currently using mesa-r10108 and last mesa sdk. 
> I want to reproduce an EHes (Extreme helium stars ). To do that i want to evolve a pair of white dwarfs, one with a carbon-oxygen core and the other with a helium core.  
> My questions is : to reproduce that i have to start the evolution with a C-O white dwarf ? if yes, how i can start with a C-O WD using MESA ?
> Cheers,
> Abdel
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