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dc.contributor.authorSchatz, H.
dc.contributor.authorAprahamian, A.
dc.contributor.authorBildsten, L.
dc.contributor.authorCumming, A.
dc.contributor.authorOuellette, M.
dc.contributor.authorRauscher, T.
dc.contributor.authorThielemann, Friedrich-Karl
dc.contributor.authorWiescher, M.
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T10:30:45Z
dc.date.available2013-06-18T10:30:45Z
dc.date.issued2001-04-16
dc.identifier.citationSchatz , H , Aprahamian , A , Bildsten , L , Cumming , A , Ouellette , M , Rauscher , T , Thielemann , F-K & Wiescher , M 2001 , ' End point of the rp process on accreting neutron stars ' , Physical Review Letters , vol. 86 , no. 16 , pp. 3471-3474 .
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1634020
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dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000168109800004
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0035896794
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/10817
dc.description.abstractWe calculate the rapid proton (rp) capture process of hydrogen burning on the surface of an accreting neutron star with an updated reaction network that extends up to Xe, far beyond previous work. In both steady-state nuclear burning appropriate for rapidly accreting neutron stars (such as the magnetic polar caps of accreting x-ray pulsars) and unstable burning of type I x-ray bursts, we find that the rp process ends in a closed SnSbTe cycle. This prevents the synthesis of elements heavier than Te and has important consequences for x-ray burst profiles, the composition of accreting neutron stars, and potentially galactic nucleosynthesis of light p nuclei.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPhysical Review Letters
dc.subjectENVELOPE
dc.subjectTHERMONUCLEAR FLASHES
dc.subjectX-RAY-BURSTS
dc.subjectNUCLEOSYNTHESIS
dc.subjectREACTION-RATES
dc.subjectDECAY
dc.subjectEMISSION
dc.subjectEVOLUTION
dc.subjectMAGNETIC-FIELD
dc.titleEnd point of the rp process on accreting neutron starsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Astrophysics Research
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dcterms.dateAccepted2001-04-16
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