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Nuclear physics of stars
Preface. 1 Aspects of Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics. 1.1 History. 1.2 Nomenclature. 1.3 Solar System Abundances. 1.4 Astrophysical Aspects. 1.4.1 General Considerations. 1.4.2 Hertzsprung-Russell
Charged-particle thermonuclear reaction rates: II. Tables and graphs of reaction rates and probability density functions
Abstract Numerical values of charged-particle thermonuclear reaction rates for nuclei in the A = 14 to 40 region are tabulated. The results are obtained using a method, based on Monte Carlo
Proton-induced Thermonuclear Reaction Rates for A = 20–40 Nuclei
Proton-induced reaction rates on 26 stable and 29 unstable target nuclei in the mass A = 20–40 region have been evaluated and compiled. Recommended reaction rates, assuming that all interacting
Nuclear Thermometers for Classical Novae
Classical novae are stellar explosions occurring in binary systems, consisting of a white dwarf and a main-sequence companion. Thermonuclear runaways on the surface of massive white dwarfs,
Revisiting nucleosynthesis in globular clusters - The case of NGC 2808 and the role of He and K
Context. Motivated by recent reports concerning the observation of limited enrichment in He but excess K in stars of globular clusters, we revisit the H-burning conditions that lead to the chemical
Charged-Particle Thermonuclear Reaction Rates: I. Monte Carlo Method and Statistical Distributions
Abstract A method based on Monte Carlo techniques is presented for evaluating thermonuclear reaction rates. We begin by reviewing commonly applied procedures and point out that reaction rates that
STARLIB is a next-generation, all-purpose nuclear reaction-rate library. For the first time, this library provides the rate probability density at all temperature grid points for convenient
The Effects of Thermonuclear Reaction-Rate Variations on 26Al Production in Massive Stars: a Sensitivity Study
We investigate the effects of thermonuclear reaction rate variations on 26Al production in massive stars. The dominant production sites in such events were recently investigated by using stellar
Nuclear astrophysics: The unfinished quest for the origin of the elements
Half a century has passed since the foundation of nuclear astrophysics. Since then, this discipline has reached its maturity. Today, nuclear astrophysics constitutes a multidisciplinary crucible of