The effect of 12C +12C rate uncertainties on the evolution and nucleosynthesis of massive stars

@article{Bennett2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of 12C +12C rate uncertainties on the evolution and nucleosynthesis of massive stars},
  author={Michael Bennett and Raphael Hirschi and Marco Pignatari and Steven Diehl and Christopher L. Fryer and Falk Herwig and Aimee L. Hungerford and Ken’ichi Nomoto and Gabriel Rockefeller and Francis X. Timmes and Michael Wiescher},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={420},
  pages={3047-3070}
}
Over the last 40 years, the 12C +12C fusion reaction has been the subject of considerable experimental efforts to constrain uncertainties at temperatures relevant for stellar nucleosynthesis. Recent studies have indicated that the reaction rate may be higher than that currently used in stellar models. In order to investigate the effect of an enhanced carbon-burning rate on massive star structure and nucleosynthesis, new stellar evolution models and their yields are presented exploring the… Expand
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