The slow-neutron capture process in low-metallicity asymptotic giant branch stars

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Elements heavier than iron are produced in asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars via the slow neutron capture process (s process). Recent observations of s-process-enriched Carbon Enhanced Metal-Poor (CEMP) stars have provided an unprecedented wealth of observational constraints on the operation of the s-process in low-metallicity AGB stars. We present new preliminary full network calculations of low-metallicity AGB stars, including a comparison to the composition of a few s-process rich CEMP stars. We also discuss the possibility of using halo planetary nebulae as further probes of low-metallicity AGB nucleosynthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Abudances in the Universe: Connecting First Starts to Planets: Proceedings of the 265th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union
EditorsK Cunha, M Spite, B Barbuy
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages57 - 60
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1743-9213
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Astronomical Union Symposium 2009 - Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Cambridge England, Brazil
Duration: 10 Aug 200914 Aug 2009


ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union Symposium 2009
CityCambridge England

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