Nucleosynthesis in Intermediate Mass Agb Stars

  title={Nucleosynthesis in Intermediate Mass Agb Stars},
  author={John C. Lattanzio and Manuel Forestini and Corinne Charbonnel},
We present a summary of the main sites for nucleosynthesis in intermediate mass Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars. We then discuss some detailed evolutionary models and how these have been used to create a synthetic evolution code which calculates the nucleosynthesis very rapidly, enabling us to investigate changes in some uncertain parameters in AGB evolution, such as mass-loss and dredge-up. We then present results for C, C/O, Mg and Al. We also discuss the changes due to the recent NACRE… CONTINUE READING