Explosive Hydrogen Burning during Type I X-Ray Bursts

@article{Fisker2007ExplosiveHB,
  title={Explosive Hydrogen Burning during Type I X-Ray Bursts},
  author={Jacob Lund Fisker and Hendrik Schatz and Friedrich-Karl Thielemann},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2007},
  volume={174},
  pages={261-276}
}
Explosive hydrogen burning in type I X-ray bursts (XRBs) is driven by charged particle reactions creating isotopes with masses up to -->A ~ 100. Since charged particle reactions in a stellar environment are very temperature sensitive, we use a realistic time-dependent general relativistic and self-consistent model of type I X-ray bursts to provide accurate values of the burst temperatures and densities. This allows a detailed and accurate time-dependent identification of the reaction flow from… Expand
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