EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 260, 2022The 16th International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos (NIC-XVI)
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|Published online||24 February 2022|
Fluorine nucleosynthesis and s-processing in AGB stars driven by magnetic-buoyancy mixing
1 Goethe University Frankfurt, Max-von-Laue-Strasse 1, Frankfurt am Main 60438, Germany
2 INAF, Observatory of Abruzzo, Via Mentore Maggini snc, 64100 Teramo, Italy
3 INFN, Section of Perugia, Via A. Pascoli snc, 06123 Perugia, Italy
4 Department of Physics and Geology, University of Perugia, via A. Pascoli snc, 06123 Perugia, Italy
5 University of Granada, Departamento de Fisica Teorica y del Cosmos, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Published online: 24 February 2022
Asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars are thought to be among the most important sources of fluorine in our Galaxy. While observations and theory agree at close-to-solar metallicity, stellar models overestimate fluorine production in comparison to heavy elements at lower metallicities. We present predictions for 19F abundance for a set of AGB models with various masses and metallicities, in which magnetic buoyancy induces the formation of the 13C neutron source (the so-called 13C pocket). In our new models, fluorine is mostly created as a consequence of secondary 14N nucleosynthesis during convective thermal pulses, with a minor contribution from the 14N existing in the 13C pocket zone. As a result, AGB stellar models with magnetic-buoyancyinduced mixing show low 19F surface abundances which agree with fluorine spectroscopic observations at both low and near-solar metallicity.
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