Constraining the astrophysical origin of the p-nuclei through nuclear physics and meteoritic data

  title={Constraining the astrophysical origin of the p-nuclei through nuclear physics and meteoritic data},
  author={Thomas Rauscher and Nicolas Dauphas and Iris Dillmann and Carla Fr{\"o}hlich and Zs. F{\"u}l{\"o}p and Gy. Gy{\"u}rky},
  journal={Reports on Progress in Physics},
A small number of naturally occurring, proton-rich nuclides (the p-nuclei) cannot be made in the s- and r-processes. Their origin is not well understood. Massive stars can produce p-nuclei through photodisintegration of pre-existing intermediate and heavy nuclei. This so-called γ-process requires high stellar plasma temperatures and occurs mainly in explosive O/Ne burning during a core-collapse supernova. Although the γ-process in massive stars has been successful in producing a large range of… 
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