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The s-process enrichment of the globular clusters M4 and M22

Shingles, Luke; Karakas, Amanda; Hirschi, Raphael; Fishlock, Cherie; Yong, David; Da Costa, Gary; Marino, Anna

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We investigate the enrichment in elements produced by the slow neutron-capture process (s-process) in the globular clusters M4 (NGC 6121) and M22 (NGC 6656). Stars in M4 have homogeneous abundances of Fe and neutron-capture elements, but the entire cluster is enhanced in s-process elements (Sr, Y, Ba, Pb) relative to other clusters with a similar metallicity. In M22, two stellar groups exhibit different abundances of Fe and s-process elements. By subtracting the mean abundances of s-poor from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75723
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/795/1/34

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