Nucleosynthesis in massive stars and supernovae

S. E. Woosley, R. D. Hoffman, Francis Timmes, T. A. Weaver, F. K. Thielemann

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Abstract

We briefly summarize some recent work on nucleosynthesis in massive stars and supernovae. Here we explore: 1) the effect of including additional sources of nucleosynthesis besides massive stars into the mixture - especially classical novae and several varieties of Type Ia supernovae; 2) the sensitivity of the results to choices of theoretical nuclear reaction rates in the mass range 28 ≤ A ≤ 70; 3) nucleosynthesis above the iron group using a much larger reaction network; and 4) the sensitivity of these results to recent revisions in experimental reaction rates for isotopes A ≤ 28. For the recently revised rates, 17O is no longer a massive star product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume621
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Woosley, S. E., Hoffman, R. D., Timmes, F., Weaver, T. A., & Thielemann, F. K. (1997). Nucleosynthesis in massive stars and supernovae. Nuclear Physics A, 621(1-2).