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Primordial and pre-galactic origins of the lithium isotopes

Asplund, Martin; Melendez Moreno, Jorge


There are currently two cosmological lithium problems: compared with predictions from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and models for Galactic cosmic ray production, the observed 7Li abundance in Galactic halo stars is too low while the 6Li content is too high. Here we report on new Keck/HIRES observations of the two extremely metal-poor stars G064-012 and G064-37, which both show distortions of the Li I 670.8 nm line consistent with a significant (≈3σ) presence of 6Li. If confirmed, these are the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
Source: First Stars III
DOI: 10.1063/1.2905578


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