Carbonburning nucleosynthesis with convection.
Abstract
The effect of convection on carbonburning nucleosynthesis is explored with a limited network of reactions. Convection is simulated by a series of networks at fixed mass points in the core of an evolving 15 solar mass star. Complete mixing is always assumed. Comparison to single network calculations show that the 'halfenergy' approximation of Arnett yields reasonable results, although the abundances of nuclei which are created by betadecays of unstable nuclei tend to be underestimated, by this approximation.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 January 1975
 DOI:
 10.1086/153317
 Bibcode:
 1975ApJ...195..187E
 Keywords:

 Astronomical Models;
 Convective Heat Transfer;
 Nuclear Fusion;
 Stellar Evolution;
 Carbon;
 Energy Methods;
 Helium;
 Radioactive Decay;
 Stellar Structure;
 Astrophysics