University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Nuclear Physics Seminar

Friday, March 25th 2016
11:15 am:
Speaker: Projjwal Banerjee, University of Minnesota
Subject: Neutron_capture in Metal-Free and Metal-Poor Stars

We propose a new site for neutron-capture process in massive metal-free and metal-poor stars during the late stages of their evolution. We find that a wide range of neutron-capture abundance patterns can be produced. This can explain the fact that neutron-capture elements have been observed in most of the metal-poor stars even at the lowest metallicities and that the observed patterns of these elements show deviations from the solar-r process pattern.

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