Nucleosynthesis in the first massive stars

  title={Nucleosynthesis in the first massive stars},
  author={Arthur Choplin and Georges Meynet and Andre Maeder and Raphael Hirschi and Cristina Chiappini},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
The nucleosynthesis in the first massive stars may be constrained by observing the surface composition of long-lived very iron-poor stars born around 10 billion years ago from material enriched by their ejecta. Many interesting clues on physical processes having occurred in the first stars can be obtained just based on nuclear aspects. Two facts are particularly clear, 1) in these first massive stars, mixing must have occurred between the H-burning and the He-burning zone during their nuclear… Expand

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