Astrophysics (index)

Nucleosynthesis

(creation of atomic nuclei)

Nucleosynthesis is the creation of atomic nuclei, i.e., the creation of elements. Types include:

Big Bang Nucleosynthesis - formation of Hydrogen (H) and Helium (He) in the Big Bang.

Stellar Nucleosynthesis - Proton-Proton Chain, Triple Alpha Process, CNO Cycle, S-Process, R-Process (types of Neutron Capture), rp-process, Photodisintegration, Carbon (C) Burning (if 6×108 K, producing oxygen Neon, Sodium, and Magnesium), and Oxygen (O) Burning (if 109 K, producing magnesium, Silicon (Si), Phosphorus, and Sulfur (S)).

Supernova Nucleosynthesis - processes within supernovae (SN) such as the r-process or rp-process.

Cosmic Ray Spallation - reduction of nuclei through impact with Cosmic Rays.


(physics)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleosynthesis

Referenced by:
Abundances
Antimatter
R-Process
S-Process
Stellar Age Determination
Trans-Iron Element

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