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Author Raiteri, C. M. ♦ Busso, M. ♦ Picchio, G. ♦ Gallino, R.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ MILKY WAY ♦ CHEMICAL COMPOSITION ♦ GALACTIC EVOLUTION ♦ S PROCESS ♦ CAPTURE ♦ CARBON ♦ CARBON BURNING ♦ ELEMENT ABUNDANCE ♦ ISOTOPES ♦ STAR MODELS ♦ SUPERNOVAE ♦ ABUNDANCE ♦ ELEMENTS ♦ ERUPTIVE VARIABLE STARS ♦ GALAXIES ♦ MATHEMATICAL MODELS ♦ NONMETALS ♦ STAR BURNING ♦ STAR EVOLUTION ♦ STARS ♦ VARIABLE STARS ♦ Astrophysics & Cosmology- Stars & Quasi-Stellar, Radio & X-Ray Sources ♦ Astrophysics & Cosmology- Galaxies
Abstract The s-process that occurs in the shell carbon-burning phase of a typical massive star of 25 solar masses is examined. It is shown that neutron captures during shell C-burning can significantly change the s-abundances. The composition of the s-processed material ejected by a 25 solar mass model is evaluated, and the contributions of massive stars to the chemical enrichment of the Galaxy in s-isotopes are estimated. The s-contributions to the solar composition from low-mass stars are then taken into account, and possibility of matching the solar distribution of the s-isotopes produced by the weak component is investigated. It is found that the s-process in massive stars can completely account for the weak component observed in the solar system and can put important constraints on the scenario of the chemical evolution of the Galaxy. 47 refs.
ISSN 0004637X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-04-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Astrophysical Journal
Volume Number 371


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