Shell and explosive hydrogen burning: Nuclear reaction rates for hydrogen burning in RGB, AGB and Novae

A. Boeltzig, C. G. Bruno, F. Cavanna, S. Cristallo, T. Davinson, R. Depalo, R. J. deBoer, A. Di Leva, F. Ferraro, G. Imbriani*, P. Marigo, F. Terrasi, M. Wiescher

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Abstract

The nucleosynthesis of light elements, from helium up to silicon, mainly occurs in Red Giant and Asymptotic Giant Branch stars and Novae. The relative abundances of the synthesized nuclides critically depend on the rates of the nuclear processes involved, often through non-trivial reaction chains, combined with complex mixing mechanisms. In this paper, we summarize the contributions made by LUNA experiments in furthering our understanding of nuclear reaction rates necessary for modeling nucleosynthesis in AGB stars and Novae explosions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number75
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A: Hadrons and Nuclei
Volume52
Issue number4
Early online date1 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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