Astrophysics (index)

Neutrons from Carbon-13

(process by which neutrons are freed in the s process)

Neutrons from Carbon (C)-13 (13C) are freed through this process:

13    4      16
  C +  He ->   O + n
 6    2       8

This is one of the sources of free neutrons used by the S-Process in Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars.