Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 387)
Once all the helium has been exhausted and energy production by helium fusion into carbon has come to an end, the relentless gravitational force resumes its contraction and the star embarks upon the final steps of energy production by fusion.
KeywordsHeavy Element Coulomb Barrier Stellar Evolution Carbon Reaction Iron Group
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