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The ubiquity of the rapid neutron-capture process

Roederer, Ian; Cowen, John J.; Karakas, Amanda; Kratz, Karl-Ludwig; Lugaro, Maria; Simmerer, Jennifer; Farouqi, Khalil; Sneden, Chris


To better characterize the abundance patterns produced by the r-process, we have derived new abundances or upper limits for the heavy elements zinc (Zn, Z = 30), yttrium (Y, Z = 39), lanthanum (La, Z = 57), europium (Eu, Z = 63), and lead (Pb, Z =82). Our sample of 161 metal-poor stars includes newmeasurements from 88 high-resolution and high signal-to-noise spectra obtained with the Tull Spectrograph on the 2.7 m Smith Telescope at the McDonald Observatory, and other abundances are adopted...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/724/2/975


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