EAS Publications Series
Volume 32, 2008Stellar Nucleosynthesis: 50 years after B2FH
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|Published online||06 November 2008|
C. Charbonnel and J.-P. Zahn (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 32 (2008) 1-59
The nuclear physics input to astrophysics modelling, and the r- and p-processes: Where do we stand 50 years after B2FH and Cameron?
Institut d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
This is a brief review of the progress made since the seminal contributions to the foundations of the theory of nucleosynthesis by M. Burbidge, G. Burbidge, Fowler and Hoyle, and by Cameron. The reviewed topics are (1) the nuclear physics input to the nucleosynthesis models (nuclear masses, fission, rates of β-decays, neutrino reactions, photoreactions, and nuclear charged particle-induced or neutron-induced reactions), (2) the nuclear physics and astrophysics aspects of the r-process, and (3) the same items for the p-process.
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