Science in China Series A: Mathematics

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 401–406 | Cite as

Abundances of heavy elements in ultra-metal-poor star CS 22892-052

  • Zhang Bo 
  • Zhang Caixia 
  • Li Ji 
  • Liang Yanchun 
  • Peng Qiuhe 


Based on the heavy element nucleosynthesis theory, with the solar heavy-nuclide abundances and the observed abundances of three elements which are the representatives of the individul neutron-capture processes, a method to determine the relative contributions from the individul neutron-capture processes to the abundances of heavy elements in metal-poor stars is applied. With this method, the abundances of heavy elements in ultra-metal-poor star CS 22892-052 are calculated. It is found that the observed abundances of heavy elements in this star are well matched by our calculations in error limits, except for thorium


metal.poor stars metallicity heavy.nuclide abundance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Bo 
    • 1
  • Zhang Caixia 
    • 1
  • Li Ji 
    • 1
  • Liang Yanchun 
    • 1
  • Peng Qiuhe 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHebei Normal UniversityShijiazhuangChina
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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