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Astron. Astrophys. 354, 125-134 (2000)

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6. Summary

In conclusion, the comparison between the dust-to-gas ratios and mass-loss rates of obscured AGB stars in the SMC, LMC, and Milky Way suggests that the dust-to-gas ratios in the outflows of obscured AGB stars depend approximately linearly on the initial metallicity. This was suspected by Habing et al. (1994) but still awaited observational support. The total (gas+dust) mass-loss rates of obscured AGB stars show a much weaker dependence on initial metallicity. No appreciable differences are found between these relations for obscured M-type AGB stars and obscured carbon stars.

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Online publication: January 31, 2000
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