Gamma-line emission from radioactivities produced in supernovae

S. E. Woosley, Francis Timmes

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A brief review is presented of the major targets for gamma-ray spectroscopy of supernovae. The chief utility of such observations is the new insight they provide into the mechanisms of supernova explosions, the distribution and nature of star forming regions in our Galaxy, and our Galaxy's nucleosynthetic history. The discussion centers on two short lived species, 56Co and 44Ti, which might be seen in individual events, and two longer lived species, 26Al and 60Fe, which are the generally seen as the cumulative production of many supernovae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Nucleosynthesis, gamma-line spectroscopy
  • Supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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