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Rubidium and zirconium production in massive AGB stars

van Raai, M. A.; Lugaro, Maria Anna; Karakas, Amanda; Garcia-Hernandez, D. A.


A recent survey of a large sample of massive Galactic asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars shows that significant overabundances of rubidium (up to 100 times solar), but merely solar zirconium, are present in these stars. These observations can set constraints on our theoretical notion of the slow neutron capture process (the s process) in AGB stars, as well as on the rates of the neutron capture reactions involved in the production of Rb and Zr. We use the Monash nucleosynthesis code with a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
Source: AIP Conference Proceedings
DOI: 10.1063/1.2916957


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