Astrophysical importance of the reaction C12 + O16

Stanford E. Woosley, W David Arnett, Donald D. Clayton

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Abstract

The nuclear reactions between C12 and O16 are shown to be vitally important during explosive oxygen burning because they regulate the number of α particles produced per Si28 nucleus. Since it appears that explosive oxygen burning produces the observed abundances of the nuclei between Si28 and Ca42, the value of the C12 + O16 total reaction cross section will help determine the nature of the explosions that have produced the elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1971
Externally publishedYes

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Astrophysical importance of the reaction C12 + O16. / Woosley, Stanford E.; Arnett, W David; Clayton, Donald D.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1971, p. 213-216.

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Woosley, Stanford E. ; Arnett, W David ; Clayton, Donald D. / Astrophysical importance of the reaction C12 + O16. In: Physical Review Letters. 1971 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 213-216.
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