Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Stars Crust

  • Smruti Smeta Lenka BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh-500078
  • B. Hareesh Gautham BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh-500078
  • Sarmistha Banik BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh-500078
Keywords: Neutron stars, r-process, NSE, Nucleosynthesis, Nuclear Statistical equilibrium

Abstract

We address the problem of the origin of heavier and super heavy elements in nature. Believing rapid neutron capture process (r-process) is responsible for synthesis of heavy and super heavy elements in the remnants of supernovae explosions and neutron star crusts under extreme conditions, we developed a computer code in order to understand the formation of elements in extreme astrophysical systems. We carried out Nuclear Statistical equilibrium (NSE) as well as static r-process calculations for a wide range of input parameters.

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Published
2015-08-03
How to Cite
Smruti Smeta Lenka, B. Hareesh Gautham, & Sarmistha Banik. (2015). Nucleosynthesis in Neutron Stars Crust . Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications, 3(1), 103-109. https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2015.31013
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