Difficulties in probing nuclear physics: A study of 44Ti and 56Ni

Aimee Hungerford, Christopher L. Fryer, Francis Timmes, Patrick Young, Michael Bennet, Steven Diehl, Falk Herwig, Raphael Hirschi, Marco Pignatari, Georgios Magkotsios, Gabriel Rockefeller

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Abstract

The nucleosynthetic yield from a supernova explosion depends upon a variety of effects: progenitor evolution, explosion process, details of the nuclear network, and nuclear rates. Especially in studies of integrated stellar yields, simplifications reduce these uncertainties. But nature is much more complex, and to actually study nuclear rates, we will have to understand the full, complex set of processes involved in nucleosynthesis. Here we discuss a few of these complexities and detail how the NuGrid collaboration will address them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2008
Event10th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2008 - Mackinac Island, MI, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2008Aug 1 2008

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Other10th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityMackinac Island, MI
Period7/27/088/1/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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    Hungerford, A., Fryer, C. L., Timmes, F., Young, P., Bennet, M., Diehl, S., Herwig, F., Hirschi, R., Pignatari, M., Magkotsios, G., & Rockefeller, G. (2008). Difficulties in probing nuclear physics: A study of 44Ti and 56Ni. In Proceedings of Science