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Synthesis of the Elements in Stars

  • Paul K. Kuroda

Abstract

According to Burbidge, Burbidge, Fowler and Hoyle (B2 FH), most of the elements were synthesized in the interior of stars by at least seven different types of nuclear processes. Deuterium, lithium, beryllium and boron are very unstable, however, at the temperatures of stellar interiors, so that they must have been produced in regions of low density and temperature. The nature of the x-process, which is responsible for the synthesis of these so-called “deficient” elements, has not yet been fully elucidated.

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Neutron Star Heavy Element Heavy Nucleus Neutron Capture Solar Neutrino 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul K. Kuroda
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  1. 1.Dept. of Chemistry, Chemistry BuildingUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA

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