Nuclei Far from Stability and the R-Process Waiting-Point Concept

  • K.-L. Kratz
  • H. Gabelmann
  • P. Möller
  • B. Pfeiffer
  • H. L. Ravn
  • A. Wöhr
  • F.-K. Thielemann
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 289)


The nucleosynthesis process by rapid neutron captures (the r-process) is responsible for the formation of about half of the nuclear species in nature beyond Fe. While the astrophysical site for the r-process is not yet unambiguously identified, its association with the cores of low-mass stars undergoing type II supernova (SN) events is strongly suggested (see, e.g., Refs.1,2).


Neutron Density Neutron Excess Magic Neutron Number Nuclear Statistical Equilibrium Nucleosynthesis Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K.-L. Kratz
    • 1
  • H. Gabelmann
    • 1
  • P. Möller
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Pfeiffer
    • 1
  • H. L. Ravn
    • 3
  • A. Wöhr
    • 1
  • F.-K. Thielemann
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für KernchemieUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Lund Institute of TechnologyLundSweden
  3. 3.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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