On the Stability of Nuclear-Burning Regions in Red Giants
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.
KeywordsInstability Criterion Horizontal Branch Asymptotic Giant Branch Asymptotic Giant Branch Star Star Helium
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