Nucleosynthesis in the Ejecta of Neutron Star Mergers

@article{Martin2015NucleosynthesisIT,
  title={Nucleosynthesis in the Ejecta of Neutron Star Mergers},
  author={Dirk Martin and Albino Perego and Almudena Arcones and Oleg Korobkin and Friedrich-Karl Thielemann},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
Heavy elements like gold, platinum or uranium are produced in the r-process, which needs neutron-rich and explosive environments. Neutron star mergers are a promising candidate for an r-process site. They exhibit three different channels for matter ejection fulfilling these conditions: dynamic ejecta due to tidal torques, neutrino-driven winds and evaporating matter from the accretion disk. We present a first study of the integrated nucleosynthesis for a neutrino-driven wind from a neutron star… Expand

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