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Nucleosynthetic signatures of the first stars

Frebel, Anna; Aoki, Wako; Christlieb, Norbert; Ando, Hiroyasu; Asplund, Martin; Barklem, Paul S; Beers, Timothy C; Eriksson, Kjell; Fechner, Cora; Fujimoto, Masayuki Y; Honda, Satoshi; Kajino, Toshitaka; Minezaki, Takeo; Nomoto, Ken'ichi; Norris, John; Ryan, Sean G; Takada-Hidai, Masahide; Tsangarides, Stelios; Yoshii, Yuzuru

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The chemically most primitive stars provide constraints on the nature of the first stellar objects that formed in the Universe; elements other than hydrogen, helium and traces of lithium present within these objects were generated by nucleosynthesis in the very first stars. The relative abundances of elements in the surviving primitive stars reflect the masses of the first stars, because the pathways of nucleosynthesis are quite sensitive to stellar masses. Several models have been suggested to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79077
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature03455

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