Explosive nucleosynthesis and the composition of metal-poor stars

J. W. Truran, W. David Arnett

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The character of the nuclear abundances synthesized under explosive carbon, oxygen and silicon burning conditions is demonstrated to be dependent upon the initial metal content of the star. Specifically, for metal-poor stars, the calculated abundances both of odd-Z nuclei and of the neutron rich isotopes of even-Z nuclei are found to be substantially reduced. This odd-even effect in Z is consistent with spectral studies of metal deficient stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-442
Number of pages13
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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