The s-process at low metallicity

Richard J. Stancliffe, Maria A. Lugaro, Amanda I. Karakas, Carlos Rijs

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We present models for the slow neutron-capture process (s-process) in asymptotic giant branch stars of metallicity [Fe/H] = -2.3 and masses 0.9 - 6M. The models where the 13C burns radiatively (stars of around 2M) produce an overall good match to carbon-enhanced metalpoor (CEMP) stars showing barium enhancements (CEMP-s). On the other hand, none of our models can provide a match to the composition of CEMP stars showing both barium and europium enhancements (CEMP-s/r). The models fail to reproduce the observed Eu abundances, and they also fail to reproduce the correlation between the Eu and Ba abundances. They also cannot match the ratio of heavy-to-light s-process elements observed in many CEMP-s/r stars, which can be more than 10 times higher than in the Solar System. This work has been published [1] and the interested reader should refer to that work for further details, included published tables of yields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst Stars IV - From Hayashi to the Future
Subtitle of host publicationKyoto, Japan; 21-25 May 2012
EditorsMasayuki Umemura, Kazuyuki Omukai
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherAIP Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780735410923
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventConference on FIRST STARS - From Hayashi to the Future 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 21 May 201225 May 2012
Conference number: 4th

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAIP Publishing
ISSN (Print)0094-243x


ConferenceConference on FIRST STARS - From Hayashi to the Future 2012


  • abundances
  • nuclear reactions
  • nucleosynthesis
  • stars: abundances
  • stars: AGB and post-AGB

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