Nucleosynthesis on the asymptotic giant branch: A comparison between codes

Richard James Stancliffe, Maria Anna Lugaro, Amanda Irene Karakas, Christopher A Tout

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We present calculations of the thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch (TP-AGB) phase of stellar evolution made with the fully implicit STARS code. These are the first detailed evolution calculations of the AGB phase to be made in this manner. Preliminary results suggest deeper third dredge-up at lower core masses than found in previous calculations without convective overshooting. We present a comparison between results computed with STARS and with the MSSSP code. We examine the physical differences between the models produced and assess their impact on the production of the heavy magnesium isotopes. Possible effects on the isotopic ratios of s-process elements are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Physics A [P]
EditorsS A Brethauer, M Comyn, J Thomspon
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
Pages569c - 572c
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0375-9474
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos 2004 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 19 Jul 200423 Jul 2004
Conference number: 8th


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos 2004

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