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The role of massive AGB stars in the early solar system composition

Trigo-Rodriquez, Josep M; Garcia-Hernandez, D. A.; Lugaro, Maria Anna; Karakas, Amanda; van Raai, M. A.; Garcia-Lario, Pedro; Manchado, A.


We demonstrate that a massive asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star is a good candidate as the main source of short-lived radionuclides in the early solar system. Recent identification of massive (4-8 M) AGB stars in the galaxy, which are both lithium-and rubidium-rich, demonstrates that these stars experience proton captures at the base of the convective envelope (hot bottom burning), together with high-neutron density nucleosynthesis with 22Ne as a neutron source in the He shell and efficient...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Meteoritics and Planetary Science
DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2009.tb00758.x


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