Later Phases of Core Evolution

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Alfred Weigert
  • Achim Weiss
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


Stars massive enough to ignite nuclear burning cycles beyond helium burning may go through several cycles of core burning, producing increasingly heavier elements, up to iron, in their centres. This is the subject of this chapter.


Massive Star White Dwarf Stellar Mass Convective Core Carbon Burning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
    • 1
  • Alfred Weigert
    • 2
  • Achim Weiss
    • 3
  1. 1.GöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany

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