STELLAR EVOLUTION CONSTRAINTS ON THE TRIPLE-{alpha} REACTION RATE

@article{Suda2011STELLAREC,
  title={STELLAR EVOLUTION CONSTRAINTS ON THE TRIPLE-\{alpha\} REACTION RATE},
  author={Takuma Suda and Raphael Hirschi and Masayuki Y. Fujimoto},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={741},
  pages={61}
}
We investigate the quantitative constraint on the triple-α reaction rate based on stellar evolution theory, motivated by the recent significant revision of the rate proposed by nuclear physics calculations. Targeted stellar models were computed in order to investigate the impact of that rate in the mass range of 0.8 ≤ M/M ☉ ≤ 25 and in the metallicity range between Z = 0 and Z = 0.02. The revised rate has a significant impact on the evolution of low- and intermediate-mass stars, while its… Expand

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