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Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron-capture elements: Mo and Ru (2019)
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Mishenina, T., Pignatari, M., Gorbaneva, T., Travaglio, C., Côté, B., Thielemann, F., & Soubiran, C. (2019). Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron-capture elements: Mo and Ru. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 000, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2202

We present new observational data for the heavy elements molybdenum (Mo, Z = 42) and ruthenium (Ru, Z = 44) in F-, G-, and K-stars belonging to different substructures of the Milky Way. The range of metallicity covered is-1.0 < [Fe/H] < +0.3. The spe... Read More

The i-process yields of rapidly accreting white dwarfs from multicycle He-shell flash stellar evolution models with mixing parametrizations from 3D hydrodynamics simulations (2019)
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Denissenkov, P. A., Herwig, F., Woodward, P., Andrassy, R., Pignatari, M., & Jones, S. (2019). The i-process yields of rapidly accreting white dwarfs from multicycle He-shell flash stellar evolution models with mixing parametrizations from 3D hydrodynamics simulations. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 488(3), 4258-4270. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1921

Galactic chemical evolution of radioactive isotopes (2019)
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Côté, B., Lugaro, M., Reifarth, R., Pignatari, M., Világos, B., Yagüe, A., & Gibson, B. K. (2019). Galactic chemical evolution of radioactive isotopes. The Astrophysical journal, 878(2), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab21d1

The presence of short-lived (∼ Myr) radioactive isotopes in meteoritic inclusions at the time of their formation represents a unique opportunity to study the circumstances that led to the formation of the Solar System. To interpret these observations... Read More

Using failed supernovae to constrain the Galactic r-process element production (2019)
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Thielemann, F. K., Pignatari, M., Côté, B., Fröhlich, C., & Wehmeyer, B. (2019). Using failed supernovae to constrain the Galactic r-process element production. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 487(2), 1745-1753. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1310

Rapid neutron capture process (r-process) elements have been detected in a large fraction of metal-poor halo stars, with abundances relative to iron (Fe) that vary by over two orders of magnitude. This scatter is reduced to less than a factor of 3 in... Read More

Neutron star mergers might not be the only source of r-process elements in the Milky Way (2019)
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Côté, B., Eichler, M., Arcones, A., Hansen, C. J., Simonetti, P., Frebel, A., …Matteucci, F. (2019). Neutron star mergers might not be the only source of r-process elements in the Milky Way. The Astrophysical journal, 875(2), 106. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab10db

Probing the origin of r-process elements in the universe represents a multidisciplinary challenge. We review the observational evidence that probes the properties of r-process sites, and address them using galactic chemical evolution simulations, bin... Read More

H2, HD, and D2 in the small cage of structure II clathrate hydrate: vibrational frequency shifts from fully coupled quantum six-dimensional calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates (2019)
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Lauvergnat, D., Felker, P., Scribano, Y., Benoit, D. M., & Bačić, Z. (2019). H2, HD, and D2 in the small cage of structure II clathrate hydrate: vibrational frequency shifts from fully coupled quantum six-dimensional calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates. The Journal of chemical physics, 150(15), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5090573

We report the first fully coupled quantum six-dimensional (6D) bound-state calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates of a flexible H2, HD, and D2 molecule confined inside the small cage of the structure II clathrate hydrate embed... Read More

Catching element formation in the act (2019)
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Fryer, C. L., Timmes, F., Hungerford, A. L., Couture, A., Adams, F., Aoki, W., …Pignatari, M. (2019). Catching element formation in the act

Gamma-ray astronomy explores the most energetic photons in nature to address some of the most pressing puzzles in contemporary astrophysics. It encompasses a wide range of objects and phenomena: stars, supernovae, novae, neutron stars, stellar-mass b... Read More

Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron capture elements: Sr (2019)
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Mishenina, T., Pignatari, M., Gorbaneva, T., Bisterzo, S., Travaglio, C., Thielemann, F. K., & Soubiran, C. (2019). Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron capture elements: Sr. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 484(3), 3846-3864. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz178

The enrichment history of heavy neutron-capture elements in the Milky Way disc provides fundamental information about the chemical evolution of our Galaxy and about the stellar sources that made those elements. In this work we give new observational... Read More

Nucleosynthetic yields from neutron stars accreting in binary common envelopes (2019)
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Keegans, J. D., Fryer, C. L., Jones, S. W., Côté, B., Belczynski, K., Herwig, F., …Diget, C. A. (2019). Nucleosynthetic yields from neutron stars accreting in binary common envelopes. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(1), 620-639. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz368

Massive-star binaries can undergo a phase where one of the two stars expands during its advanced evolutionary stage as a giant and envelops its companion, ejecting the hydrogen envelope and tightening its orbit. Such a common envelope phase is requir... Read More

Remnants and ejecta of thermonuclear electron-capture supernovae: Constraining oxygen-neon deflagrations in high-density white dwarfs (2018)
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Jones, S., Röpke, F. K., Fryer, C., Ruiter, A. J., Seitenzahl, I. R., Nittler, L. R., …Belczynski, K. (2019). Remnants and ejecta of thermonuclear electron-capture supernovae: Constraining oxygen-neon deflagrations in high-density white dwarfs. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 622, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201834381

The explosion mechanism of electron-capture supernovae (ECSNe) remains equivocal: it is not completely clear whether these events are implosions in which neutron stars are formed, or incomplete thermonuclear explosions that leave behind bound ONeFe w... Read More

The s process in AGB stars as constrained by a large sample of barium stars (2018)
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Cseh, B., Lugaro, M., D'Orazi, V., de Castro, D. B., Pereira, C. B., Karakas, A. I., …Cristallo, S. (2018). The s process in AGB stars as constrained by a large sample of barium stars. Astronomy and astrophysics, 620, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201834079

© ESO 2018. Context. Barium (Ba) stars are dwarf and giant stars enriched in elements heavier than iron produced by the slow neutron-capture process (s process). These stars belong to binary systems in which the primary star evolved through the asymp... Read More

NuGrid stellar data set – II. Stellar yields from H to Bi for stellar models with MZAMS = 1–25 M⊙ and Z = 0.0001–0.02 (2018)
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Ritter, C., Herwig, F., Jones, S., Pignatari, M., Fryer, C., & Hirschi, R. (2018). NuGrid stellar data set – II. Stellar yields from H to Bi for stellar models with MZAMS = 1–25 M⊙ and Z = 0.0001–0.02. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 480(1), 538-571. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty1729

We provide here a significant extension of the NuGrid Set 1 models in mass coverage and towards lower metallicity, adopting the same physics assumptions. The combined data set now includes the initial masses MZAMS/M⊙ = 1, 1.65, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,... Read More

The origin of the Milky Way's halo age distribution (2018)
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Carollo, D., Tissera, P. B., Beers, T. C., Gudin, D., Gibson, B. K., Freeman, K. C., & Monachesi, A. (2018). The origin of the Milky Way's halo age distribution. Astrophysical journal. Letters, 859(1), L7. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aac2dc

© 2018. The American Astronomical Society.. We present an analysis of the radial age gradients for the stellar halos of five Milky Way (MW) mass-sized systems simulated as part of the Aquarius Project. The halos show a diversity of age trends, reflec... Read More

Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms (2018)
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Wang, B., & Fancey, K. S. (2018). Viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composites: An investigation into fibre deformation and prestress mechanisms. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 111, 106-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.05.013

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd A viscoelastically prestressed polymeric matrix composite (VPPMC) is produced by subjecting polymeric fibres to a creep load, which is removed before moulding the fibres into a polymeric matrix. The resulting fibre viscoelastic re... Read More

Correlations between age, kinematics, and chemistry as seen by the RAVE survey (2018)
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Wojno, J., Kordopatis, G., Steinmetz, M., McMillan, P., Binney, J., Famaey, B., …Seabroke, G. (2018). Correlations between age, kinematics, and chemistry as seen by the RAVE survey. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 477(4), 5612-5624. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty1016

We explore the connections between stellar age, chemistry, and kinematics across a Galactocentric distance of 7.5 < R(kpc) < 9.0, using a sample of ∼12 000 intermediate-mass (FGK) turn-off stars observed with the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) sur... Read More

Improved distances and ages for stars common to TGAS and RAVE (2018)
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McMillan, P. J., Kordopatis, G., Kunder, A., Binney, J., Wojno, J., Zwitter, T., …Wyse, R. F. (2018). Improved distances and ages for stars common to TGAS and RAVE. Monthly notices, containing papers, abstracts of papers, and reports of the proceedings of the Society, 477(4), 5279-5300. https://doi.org/10.1093/MNRAS/STY990

We combine parallaxes from the first Gaia data release with the spectrophotometric distance estimation framework for stars in the fifth RAVE survey data release. The combined distance estimates are more accurate than either determination in isolation... Read More

The impact of (n, γ) reaction rate uncertainties of unstable isotopes near N = 50 on the i-process nucleosynthesis in He-shell flash white dwarfs (2018)
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Denissenkov, P., Perdikakis, G., Herwig, F., Schatz, H., Ritter, C., Pignatari, M., …Spyrou, A. (2018). The impact of (n, γ) reaction rate uncertainties of unstable isotopes near N = 50 on the i-process nucleosynthesis in He-shell flash white dwarfs. Journal of physics. an Institute of Physics journal. G, Nuclear and particle physics, 45(5), 055203. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6471/aabb6e

The first-peak s-process elements Rb, Sr, Y and Zr in the post-AGB star Sakurai's object (V4334 Sagittarii) have been proposed to be the result of i-process nucleosynthesis in a post-AGB very-late thermal pulse event. We estimate the nuclear physics... Read More

i-process contribution of rapidly accreting white dwarfs to the solar composition of first-peak neutron-capture elements (2018)
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Côté, B., Denissenkov, P., Herwig, F., Ruiter, A. J., Ritter, C., Pignatari, M., & Belczynski, K. (2018). i-process contribution of rapidly accreting white dwarfs to the solar composition of first-peak neutron-capture elements. The Astrophysical journal, 854(2), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaaae8

Rapidly accreting white dwarfs (RAWDs) have been proposed as contributors to the chemical evolution of heavy elements in the Galaxy. Here, we test this scenario for the first time and determine the contribution of RAWDs to the solar composition of fi... Read More

Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 2'2018 (2018)
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Verrelli, E., Michelakaki, I., Boukos, N., Kyriakou, G., & Tsoukalas, D. (2018). Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 2'2018. Annalen der Physik, 530(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/andp.201870013

In article number 1700256, Emanuele Verrelli and co‐workers propose that cluster beam deposition of sub‐2nm magic number Au clusters, Au20 and Au55, on flat surfaces reveals a rich evolution of the phenomena taking place at substrate level. New magic... Read More

Role of core-collapse supernovae in explaining Solar System abundances of p nuclides (2018)
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Travaglio, C., Rauscher, T., Heger, A., Pignatari, M., & West, C. (2018). Role of core-collapse supernovae in explaining Solar System abundances of p nuclides. The Astrophysical journal, 854(1), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaa4f7

The production of the heavy stable proton-rich isotopes between 74Se and 196Hg—the p nuclides—is due to the contribution from different nucleosynthesis processes, activated in different types of stars. Whereas these processes have been subject to var... Read More