Some Aspects of the Nucleosynthesis in Intermediate Mass Stars

  • Alvio Renzini
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 109)


Intermediate mass stars (IMS) are potentially important contributors to the nucleosynthesis of several elements and isotopes. The relevant nucleosynthetic processes are briefly described, and then attention is focused on CNO isotopes and 26A1. Some IMS may also experience a carbon deflagration, which is believed to release important quantities of iron. The (uncertain) parameters controlling the nucleosynthesis in IMS are then discussed, a comparison with pertinent observations is presented, and future investigations are suggested.


Mass Loss Rate Core Mass Asymptotic Giant Branch Carbon Star Convective Envelope 
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  • Alvio Renzini
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di AstronomiaBolognaItaly

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