EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 279, 2023Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics – X (NPA-X 2022)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||22 March 2023|
The intermediate neutron-capture process in AGB stars
Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), CP 226, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Published online: 22 March 2023
The intermediate neutron-capture process is thought to arise when protons are mixed in a convective helium-burning zone. This can happen during the early Thermally-Pulsing (TP) Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) phase of low-mass, low-metallicity stars. After discussing the differences between the s- and i-processes in AGB stars, we highlight some critical (n, γ) reactions for i-process nucleosynthesis that may be experimentally constrained by the β-Oslo method. We then compare our s- and i-process nucleosynthesis predictions to the abundances of the Carbon-Enhanced Metal-Poor star HE2258-6358, which shows a composition pattern midway between the s- and r-process.
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