Beyond Carbon

  • Giora Shaviv
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.


Heavy Element Coulomb Barrier Stellar Evolution Carbon Reaction Iron Group 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giora Shaviv
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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