From the slow to the rapid neutron capture process

  title={From the slow to the rapid neutron capture process},
  author={F. Thielemann},
  journal={The European Physical Journal A},
  • F. Thielemann
  • Published 1 January 2023
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal A
This contribution starts with memories about Franz Käppeler, as a human being and a scientist, his impact on neutron capture nucleosynthesis via experiments and astrophysical studies, before extending from his focus (the s-process) to the r-process, discussing its mechanism, related astrophysical sites and examining in a concluding section its role during galactic evolution. 



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