The production of proton-rich isotopes beyond iron: The γ-process in stars

@article{Pignatari2016ThePO,
  title={The production of proton-rich isotopes beyond iron: The $\gamma$-process in stars},
  author={Marco Pignatari and Kathrin Gobel and Rene Reifarth and Claudia Travaglio},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics E-nuclear Physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={1630003}
}
Beyond iron, a small fraction of the total abundances in the Solar System is made of proton-rich isotopes, the p-nuclei. The clear understanding of their production is a fundamental challenge for nuclear astrophysics. The p-nuclei constrain the nucleosynthesis in core-collapse and thermonuclear supernovae. The γ-process is the most established scenario for the production of the p-nuclei, which are produced via different photodisintegration paths starting on heavier nuclei. A large effort from… 
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