Nucleosynthesis in the Outflow from Gamma-Ray Burst Accretion Disks

@article{Surman2005NucleosynthesisIT,
  title={Nucleosynthesis in the Outflow from Gamma-Ray Burst Accretion Disks},
  author={Rebecca Surman and Gail C. McLaughlin and W. Raphael Hix},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={643},
  pages={1057-1064}
}
We examine the nucleosynthesis products that are produced in the outflow from rapidly accreting disks. We find that the type of element synthesis varies dramatically with the degree of neutrino trapping in the disk and therefore the accretion rate of the disk. Disks with relatively high accretion rates such as {dot M} = 10 M {circle_dot} s{sup -1} can produce very neutron-rich nuclei that are found in the r-process. Disks with more moderate accretion rates can produce copious amounts of nickel… Expand
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