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The lithium problem, a phenomenologist's perspective

  title={The lithium problem, a phenomenologist's perspective},
  author={F. Iocco},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  • F. Iocco
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
Thirty years after the first observation of the 7Li isotope in the atmosphere of metal-poor halo stars, the puzzle about its origin persists. Do current observations still support the existence of a "plateau": a single value of lithium abundance, constant over several orders of magnitude in the metallicity of the target star? If this plateau exists, is it universal in terms of observational loci of target stars? Is it possible to explain such observations with known astrophysical processes? Can… Expand

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