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Iliadis, Christian

Nuclear Physics of Stars

Iliadis, Christian - Nuclear Physics of Stars, ebook

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Most elements are synthesized, or "cooked", by thermonuclear reactions in stars. The newly formed
elements are released into the interstellar medium during a star's lifetime, and are subsequently
incorporated into a new generation of stars, into the planets that form around the stars, and into the life
forms that originate on the planets. Moreover, the energy we depend on for life originates from nuclear
reactions that occur at the center of the Sun. Synthesis of the elements and nuclear energy production
in stars are the topics of nuclear astrophysics, which is the subject of this book. It presents nuclear
structure and reactions, thermonuclear reaction rates, experimental nuclear methods, and nucleosynthesis
in detail. These topics are discussed in a coherent way, enabling the reader to grasp their interconnections
intuitively. The book serves both as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, with
worked examples and end-of-chapter excercises, but also as a reference book for use by researchers
working in the field of nuclear astrophysics.

Keywords: nuclear reaction thermonuclear stellar nucleosynthesis astrophysics, Nuclear & High Energy Physics, Nuclear & High Energy Physics, Nuclear & High Energy Physics, Nuclear & High Energy Physics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
672 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9783527336517
Printed ISBN
9783527336487

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