Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 389–395 | Cite as

Explosive carbon-burning nucleosynthesis

  • Carl J. Hansen


Results are presented which show the final abundances of the major nuclei produced in explosive, but partial, carbon-burning taking place in a rapidly expanding medium. the effects of energy deposition due to burning and expansive cooling are taken into account explicity. The results are compatible with those obtained by other authors but show the sensitivity of the final abundances to the assumed initial conditions. A conjecture is made as to the physical site of the burning.


Burning Explosive Energy Deposition Account Explicity Physical Site 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Arnett, W. D.: 1969a,Astrophys. J. 157, 1369.Google Scholar
  2. Arnett, W. D.: 1969b,Astrophys. Space Sci. 5, 180.Google Scholar
  3. Arnett, W. D.: 1971,Astrophys. J. 166, 153.Google Scholar
  4. Arnett, W. D. and Clayton, D. D.: 1970,Nature 227, 780.Google Scholar
  5. Arnett, W. D. and Truran, J. W.: 1969,Astrophys. J. 157, 339.Google Scholar
  6. Arnett, W. D., Truran, J. W., and Woosley, S. E.: 1971,Astrophys. J. 165, 87.Google Scholar
  7. Barkat, Z.: 1971,Astrophys. J. 163, 433.Google Scholar
  8. Cameron, A. G. W.: 1968, inThe Origin and Distribution of the Elements (ed. by L. H. Ahrens), Pergamon Press, New York.Google Scholar
  9. Deinzer, W. and Salpeter, E. E.: 1964,Astrophys. J. 140, 499.Google Scholar
  10. Delano, M. D. and Cameron, A. G. W.: 1971,Astrophys. Space Sci. 10, 203.Google Scholar
  11. Paczynski, B.: 1970,Acta. Astron. 20, 48.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl J. Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, and Department of Physics and AstrophysicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Personalised recommendations