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Hadrons and Nuclei


Eur. Phys. J. A 13, 203-206 (2002)

Explosive processes in nucleosynthesis

R.N. Boyd

Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

(Received: 1 May 2001 / Revised version: 28 June 2001)

Abstract
There are many explosive processes in nucleosynthesis: big bang nucleosynthesis, the rp-process, the $\gamma$-process, the $\nu$-process, and the r-process. However, I will discuss just the rp-process and the r-process in detail, primarily because both seem to have been very active research areas of late, and because they have great potential for studies with radioactive nuclear beams. I will also discuss briefly the $\gamma$-process because of its inevitability in conjunction with the rp-process.

PACS
26.30.+k - Nucleosynthesis in novae, supernovae, and other explosive environments.
26.50.+x - Nuclear physics aspects of novae, supernovae, and other explosive environments.

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