Nuclear Physics of Stars / Edition 1

Nuclear Physics of Stars / Edition 1

by Christian Iliadis
     
 

ISBN-10: 3527406026

ISBN-13: 9783527406029

Pub. Date: 05/11/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Thermonuclear reactions in stars is a major topic in the field of nuclear astrophysics, and deals with the topics of how precisely stars generate their energy through nuclear reactions, and how these nuclear reactions create the elements the stars, planets and - ultimately - we humans consist of. The present book treats these topics in detail. It also presents the

Overview

Thermonuclear reactions in stars is a major topic in the field of nuclear astrophysics, and deals with the topics of how precisely stars generate their energy through nuclear reactions, and how these nuclear reactions create the elements the stars, planets and - ultimately - we humans consist of. The present book treats these topics in detail. It also presents the nuclear reaction and structure theory, thermonuclear reaction rate formalism and stellar nucleosythesis. The topics are discussed in a coherent way, enabling the reader to grasp their interconnections intuitively. The book serves both as a textbook, with many examples and end-of-chapter exercises, but also as a reference book for use by researchers working in the field of nuclear astrophysics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527406029
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/11/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
680
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

1 Aspects of Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics
1.1 History
1.2 Nomenclature
1.3 Solar System Abundances
1.4 Astrophysical Aspects
1.5 Masses, Binding Energies, Nuclear Reactions and Related Topics
1.6 Nuclear Shell Model
1.8 Weak Interaction

2 Nuclear Reactions
2.1 Cross Sections
2.2 Reciprocity Theorem
2.3 Elastic Scattering and Method of Partial Waves
2.4 Scattering by Simple Potentials
2.5 Theory of Resonances
2.6 Continuum Theory

3 Thermonuclear Reactions
3.2 Non resonant and Resonant Thermonuclear Reaction Rates

4 Nuclear Physics Experiments
4.1 General Aspects
4.4 Radiation Detectors
4.6 Miscellaneous Experimental Techniques
4.8 Yields and Cross Sections for Charged-Particle-Induced
Reactions
4.9 Transmissions, Yields and Cross Sections for Neutron-Induced
Reactions

5 Nuclear Burning Stages and Processes
5.1 Hydrostatic Hydrogen Burning
5.2 Explosive Hydrogen Burning
5.3 Hydrostatic Helium Burning
5.4 Explosive Hydrogen-Helium Burning
5.5 Advanced Burning Stages
5.6 Nucleosynthesis beyond the Iron Peak

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