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Nucleosynthesis in supernovae

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  • Friedrich-Karl Thielemann
  • D. Argast
  • F. Brachwitz
  • Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo
  • T. Rauscher
  • M. Liebendoerfer
  • A. Mezzacappa
  • P. Hoflich
  • K. Iwamoto
  • K. Nomoto
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Enrichment of Intracluster and Intergalactic Medium
EditorsR. Fusco Femiano, F. Matteucci
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages205-218
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-58381-589-2
ISBN (Print)1-58381-093-5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventMeeting on Chemical Enrichment of Intracluster and Intergalactic Medium - VULCANO, Italy
Duration: 14 May 200118 May 2001

Publication series

NameASP Conf Series
Volume253

Conference

ConferenceMeeting on Chemical Enrichment of Intracluster and Intergalactic Medium
CountryItaly
CityVULCANO
Period14/05/0118/05/01

Abstract

The evolution of gas abundances in galaxies and the enrichment of heavy elements as a function of space and time reflects the history of star formation and the lifetimes of the diverse contributing stellar objects. Supernovae of type la and type II/Ib/Ic are the main contributors to nucleosynthesis in galaxies. Despite many efforts, a full and self-consistent understanding of supernova explosion mechanisms is not existing, yet. However, they leave fingerprints, seen either in spectra, lightcurves, radioactivities/decay gamma-rays or in galactic evolution. Here we want to address the relation of model uncertainties to the composition of ejecta and test them with constraints from abundance observations.

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