The solar metallicity

  • 14 Jun '19

Hi Dylan,

From your paper (The illustris simulation: Public data release), you mentioned that the primordial solar metallicity is 0.0127. Could you tell me which reference you cited? However, the solar metallicity of Anders & Grevesse (1989) is 0.0189, and the other lower values are 0.0134, 0.0133. Isn't your value too low?

Dylan Nelson
  • 14 Jun '19

Hi Qin,

This value is e.g. from Wiersma+ (2009), where it is described in some detail where it comes from.

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