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Title: Nuclear physics problems for accreting neutron stars

The importance of p(e/sup -/nu)n and of (p,..gamma..) reactions on /sup 56/Ni during a thermonuclear runaway on a neutron star surface is pointed out. A fast 16-isotope approximate nuclear reaction network is developed that is suitable for use in hydrodynamic calculations of such events.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5594250
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-83-2486; CONF-830797-1
ON: DE83017297
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on high energy transients, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, 11 Jul 1983; Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA); California Univ., Santa Cruz (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; NEUTRON STARS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; COSMIC X-RAY BURSTS; HYDRODYNAMIC MODEL; NICKEL 56; PROTON REACTIONS; BARYON REACTIONS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-PLUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CHARGED-PARTICLE REACTIONS; COSMIC RAY SOURCES; COSMIC X-RAY SOURCES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HADRON REACTIONS; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NICKEL ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; NUCLEON REACTIONS; PARTICLE MODELS; RADIOISOTOPES; STARS; STATISTICAL MODELS; THERMODYNAMIC MODEL 640102* -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Stars & Quasi-Stellar, Radio & X-Ray Sources