Single and multi-event canonical r-process: Astrophysics and nuclear physics considerations

V. Bouquelle, N. Cerf*, M. Arnould, T. Tachibana, S. Goriely

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We study the influence of nuclear mass formulae as well as β-decay models on the r-abundance distribution resulting from canonical calculations of the nucleosynthesis r-process. This analysis is performed considering a single astrophysical event, or a more realistic superposition of events. We discuss conditions of validity of the waiting point approximation, propose an explanation of the smoothness of the r-elements abundance curve, and show that no unique fit to the observed r-abundance profile can be extracted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1005-1018
Number of pages14
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 20


  • Nucleosynthesis
  • Stars: supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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