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Chromium Nucleosynthesis and Silicon-Carbon Shell Mergers in Massive Stars (2020)
Journal Article
Côté, B., Jones, S., Herwig, F., & Pignatari, M. (2020). Chromium Nucleosynthesis and Silicon-Carbon Shell Mergers in Massive Stars. The Astrophysical journal, 892(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab77ac

We analyze the production of the element Cr in galactic chemical evolution (GCE) models using the NuGrid nucleosynthesis yields set. We show that the unusually large [Cr/Fe] abundance at [Fe/H] ≈ 0 reported by previous studies using those yields and...

The Nucleosynthetic Yields of Core-collapse Supernovae: Prospects for the Next Generation of Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2020)
Journal Article
Andrews, S., Fryer, C., Even, W., Jones, S., & Pignatari, M. (2020). The Nucleosynthetic Yields of Core-collapse Supernovae: Prospects for the Next Generation of Gamma-Ray Astronomy. The Astrophysical journal, 890(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab64f8

Though the neutrino-driven convection model for the core-collapse explosion mechanism has received strong support in recent years, there are still many uncertainties in the explosion parameters—such as explosion energy, remnant mass, and end-of-life...

Evaluation of the $^{13}$N($\alpha$,p)$^{16}$O thermonuclear reaction rate and its impact on the isotopic composition of supernova grains (2020)
Journal Article
Meyer, A., de Séréville, N., Laird, A., Hammache, F., Longland, R., Lawson, T., …Tatischeff, V. (in press). Evaluation of the $^{13}$N($\alpha$,p)$^{16}$O thermonuclear reaction rate and its impact on the isotopic composition of supernova grains. Physical Review C,

It has been suggested that hydrogen ingestion into the helium shell of massive stars could lead to high $^{13}$C and $^{15}$N excesses when the shock of a core-collapse supernova passes through its helium shell. This prediction questions the origin o...

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