Shingles, Luke Jeremy
Elements heavier than iron are almost entirely produced in stars through neutron captures
and radioactive decays. Of these heavy elements, roughly half are produced by the slow
neutron-capture process (s-process), which takes place under extended exposure to low
neutron densities. Most of the s-process production occurs in stars with initial masses
between roughly 0.8 and 8 M , which evolve through the Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB)
This thesis explores several topics related to AGB...[Show more]
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