Origin of the heavy elements
Aprahamian, Ani Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
- Elemental abundances
- Slow and rapid neutron capture processes
- Astrophysical models
- New facilities
- Measurements of r-process nuclei
- Simulations of r-process nuclei
- Links to Primary Literature
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