Presupernova collapse models with improved weak-interaction rates

A. Heger, K. Langanke, G. Martínez-Pinedo, S. E. Woosley

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In this study, an attempt was made to identify the most important nuclei for electron-capture and beta decay during the final stages of stellar evolution. A relevant quantity was obtained, which is a product of abundance of the nuclear species in the core composition and electron-capture rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1678-1681
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

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