EAS Publications Series
Volume 27, 2007The Third European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics
|Page(s)||25 - 39|
|Published online||27 September 2007|
M. Busso, R.G. Pizzone, C. Rolfs, C. Spitaleri and A. Tumino (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 27 (2007) 25-39
Stellar Nucleosynthesis and Chemical Evolution of Galaxies
Department of Astronomy, University of Padova,
Vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2, 35122 Padova, Italy
We present the basic theory of nuclear reactions in stars and sketch the general rules of stellar evolution. Then we shortly review the subject of supernova explosions both by core collapse in massive stars (type II) and carbon-deflagration in binary systems when one of the components is a White Dwarf accreting mass from the companion (type Ia). We also present elementary notions of s- and r-process nucleo-synthesis. Finally, we shortly review the topic of galactic chemical evolution and highlight some simple solutions aimed at understanding the main observational data on abundances and abundance ratios.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2007
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