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Title: Classical novae and type I X-ray bursts: Challenges for the 21st century

Classical nova explosions and type I X-ray bursts are the most frequent types of thermonuclear stellar explosions in the Galaxy. Both phenomena arise from thermonuclear ignition in the envelopes of accreting compact objects in close binary star systems. Detailed observations of these events have stimulated numerous studies in theoretical astrophysics and experimental nuclear physics. We discuss observational features of these phenomena and theoretical efforts to better understand the energy production and nucleosynthesis in these explosions. We also examine and summarize studies directed at identifying nuclear physics quantities with uncertainties that significantly affect model predictions.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Departament de Física i Enginyeria Nuclear, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (EUETIB), E-08036 Barcelona (Spain)
  2. (IEEC), E-08034 Barcelona (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253562
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2014 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; EXPLOSIONS; NOVAE; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; X RADIATION