On the Stability of Nuclear-Burning Regions in Red Giants

  • Keith H. Despain
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 88)

Abstract

An instability criterion is presented which is suitable for both degenerate “core” flashes and non-degenerate “shell” flashes. It is applied to models of a low-mass star at the tip of the red giant branch and on the asymptotic giant branch.

Keywords

Burning Helium 

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith H. Despain
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  1. 1.Department of AstronomyHaverford CollegeHaverfordUSA
  2. 2.Theoretical Division, Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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