The reaction rate sensitivity of nucleosynthesis in type II supernovae

  title={The reaction rate sensitivity of nucleosynthesis in type II supernovae},
  author={Robert D. Hoffman and S. E. Woosley and Thomas A. Weaver and Thomas Rauscher and France Basel and Switzerland ITP-UCSB MPA-Garching and H Germany},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We explore the sensitivity of the nucleosynthesis of intermediate mass elements (28 � A < ∼80) in supernovae derived from massive stars to the nuclear reaction rates employed in the model. Two standard sources of reaction rate data (Woosley et al. 1978; and Thielemann et al. 1987) are employed in pairs of calculations that are otherwise identical. Both include as a common backbone the experimental reactions rates of Caughlan & Fowler (1988). Two stellar models are calculated for each of two… 
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