An approximation for the rp-process

  title={An approximation for the rp-process},
  author={F. Rembges and Ch. Freiburghaus and Thomas Rauscher and F. Thielemann and Hendrik Schatz and Michael Wiescher},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Hot (explosive) hydrogen burning, or the rapid proton capture process (rp-process), occurs in a number of astrophysical environments. Novae and X-ray bursts are the most prominent ones, but accretion disks around black holes and other sites are candidates as well. The expensive and often multidimensional hydrocalculations for such events require an accurate prediction of the thermonuclear energy generation while avoiding full nucleosynthesis network calculations. In the present investigation we… 
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