Populating the periodic table: Nucleosynthesis of the elements

  title={Populating the periodic table: Nucleosynthesis of the elements},
  author={J. A. Johnson},
  pages={474 - 478}
  • J. A. Johnson
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Elements heavier than helium are produced in the lives and deaths of stars. This Review discusses when and how the process of nucleosynthesis made elements. High-mass stars fuse elements much faster, fuse heavier nuclei, and die more catastrophically than low-mass stars. The explosions of high-mass stars as supernovae release elements into their surroundings. Supernovae can leave behind neutron stars, which may later merge to produce additional heavy elements. Dying low-mass stars throw off… CONTINUE READING
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