CNO Isotopes in Astrophysics

Proceedings of a Special IAU Session Held on August 30, 1976, in Grenoble, France

  • Jean Audouze
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. CNO Isotopes in the Solar System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
  4. CNO Isotopes in Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Duane Carbon, Dennis Butler, Robert P. Kraft, James L. Nocar
      Pages 33-37
    3. D. S. P. Dearborn
      Pages 39-44
    4. N. Panagia, E. Bussoletti, A. Blanco
      Pages 45-48
    5. Sumner Starrfield, James Truran, Warren Sparks
      Pages 49-61
    6. D. Prialnik, M. M. Shara, G. Shaviv
      Pages 63-67
  5. CNO Isotopes in the Interstellar Medium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Peter G. Wannier
      Pages 71-77
    3. Pierre J. Encrenaz
      Pages 79-83
    4. T. L. Wilson, J. H. Bieging
      Pages 89-93
    5. R. L. Dickman, W. D. Langer, W. H. McCutcheon, W. L. H. Shuter
      Pages 95-98
    6. William D. Watson
      Pages 105-114
  6. CNO Isotope Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Georgeanne R. Caughlan
      Pages 121-131
    3. James W. Truran
      Pages 145-154
    4. Jean Audouze, James Lequeux, Brigitte Rocca-Volmerange, Laurent Vigroux
      Pages 155-171
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Beatrice M. Tinsley
      Pages 175-180
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-198

About these proceedings


On behalf of the IAU Commission 48 "High Energy Astrophysics" a special session on "CNO Isotopes in Astrophysics" was held at the General Assembly of IAU in Grenoble on August 30, 1976. This topic was chosen since it has recently included many exciting developments in various domains of physics and astrophysics such as for instance meteoritical studies, radioastronomy measurements of the interstellar gas, new determinations of nuclear reactions cross-sections and fractionation processes. The papers of this volume are the written versions of the talks which were presented during this session and cover the most recent observations and theoretical developments re­ garding this fast-growing field. Let me thank first Professor Martin Rees (Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge) the chairman of IAU Commission 48, who has sponsored this special session and made it possible. I am indebted to the authors of the papers for their contributions and all the work they have put in the excellent presentation of the material. lowe special thanks to Professor William A. Fowler (Kellogg Laboratory at Cal tech) who has superbly chaired this session and made it very exciting and lively, to Professor Beatrice M. Tinsley (Yale University) who accep­ ted the difficult task to conclude and sGmmarize on such a burning and moving topic, and to Dr James Lequeux for his invaluable help in the edition of several contributions. Finally, the edition of this book would not have been possible with­ out the skilled and generous aid of Miss Jeannette Caro.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Audouze
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire René Bernas du Centre de Spectrométrie Nucléaire et de Spectrométrie de MasseOrsayFrance
  2. 2.Observatoire de MeudonMeudonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1234-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1232-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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