Rapid neutron capture in supernova explosions

J. W. Truran, W. D. Arnett, S. Tsuruta, A. G.W. Cameron

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Abstract

The implications of recent studies of the dynamics of the cores of highly evolved massive stars are considered with regard to the general problems of nucleosynthesis. The typical conditions estimated for these models are shown to be very promising for the process of element synthesis by neutron capture on a fast time scale (the r-process of Burbidgeet al., 1957).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-146
Number of pages18
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1968

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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