Abundances of the elements in the solar system

  title={Abundances of the elements in the solar system},
  author={Alastair Graham Walter Cameron},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • A. Cameron
  • Published 1 September 1973
  • Geology, Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
Element Abundances in the Upper Atmospheres of the Sun and Stars: Update of Observational Results
We review observational progress in the determination of element abundances in the solar corona, largely due to the new capabilities offered by the instrumentation on the SOHO satellite. Many new
Solar Abundance Problem
The chemical composition of the Sun is among the most important quantities in astrophysics. Solar abundances are needed for modelling stellar atmospheres, stellar structure and evolution, population
A method to derive the absolute composition of the Sun, the solar system, and the stars
Context. The knowledge of isotopic and elemental abundances of the pristine solar system material provides a fundamental test of galactic chemical evolution models, while the composition of the solar
Abundances of the elements in the solar system
A review of the abundances and condensation temperatures of the elements and their nuclides in the solar nebula and in chondritic meteorites. Abundances of the elements in some neighboring stars are
Neutron-Capture Elements in the Early Galaxy
The content of neutron-capture (trans-iron-peak) elements in the lowmetallicity Galactic halo varies widely from star to star. The differences are both in bulk amount of the neutron-capture elements
Hypothesis about Enrichment of Solar System
Despite significant progress in the understanding of galactic nucleosynthesis and its influence on the solar system neighborhood, challenges remain in the understanding of enrichment of the solar
Nucleosynthesis of the Light Elements
As seen in the previous chapters, the light elements D, Li, Be and B are not produced by stellar nucleosynthesis. These elements are destroyed by (p, γ) or (p, α) reactions occurring at temperatures
The distribution of mass in the planetary system and solar nebula
A model ‘solar nebula’ is constructed by adding the solar complement of light elements to each planet, using recent models of planetary compositions. Uncertainties in this approach are estimated. The


A Revised Table of Abundances of the Elements.
The semiempirical abundance table of Suess and Urey has been very helpful to nuclear physicists in determining the relative importance of various mechanisms of nucleogenesis in contributing to the
  • H. Urey
  • Physics, Environmental Science
  • 1952
An elemental abundance table along the lines used by Suess and Urey (1956) is presented. Since this early work, other studies have been made, and improvement in the abundance tables has been made as
Synthesis of the Elements in Stars
Man inhabits a universe composed of a great variety of elements and their isotopes. In Table I,1 a count of the stable and radioactive elements and isotopes is listed. Ninety elements are found
The transformation of a region composed initially of 28Si to nuclei in the vicinity of the iron peak, which is thought to take place in the late stages of evolution of some stars, is considered in
Nucleosynthesis of Heavy Elements by Neutron Capture
Abstract : Nucleosynthesis of elements heavier than the iron group by neutron capture on both slow and fast time scales is evaluated. The s-process calculations of Clayton, Fowler, Hull, and