Nucleosynthesis in Massive Stars with Improved Nuclear and Stellar Physics

  title={Nucleosynthesis in Massive Stars with Improved Nuclear and Stellar Physics},
  author={Thomas Rauscher and Alexander Heger and Robert D. Hoffman and S. E. Woosley},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={323 - 348}
We present the first calculations to follow the evolution of all stable nuclei and their radioactive progenitors in stellar models computed from the onset of central hydrogen burning through explosion as Type II supernovae. Calculations are performed for Population I stars of 15, 19, 20, 21, and 25 M☉ using the most recently available experimental and theoretical nuclear data, revised opacity tables, neutrino losses, and weak interaction rates and taking into account mass loss due to stellar… 
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