Nucleosynthesis in supernovae
The evolution of gas abundances in galaxies and the enrichment of heavy elements as a function of space and time reflects the history of star formation and the lifetimes of the diverse contributing stellar objects. Supernovae of type la and type II/Ib/Ic are the main contributors to nucleosynthesis in galaxies. Despite many efforts, a full and self-consistent understanding of supernova explosion mechanisms is not existing, yet. However, they leave fingerprints, seen either in spectra, lightcurves, radioactivities/decay gamma-rays or in galactic evolution. Here we want to address the relation of model uncertainties to the composition of ejecta and test them with constraints from abundance observations.
Published inChemical Enrichment of Intracluster and Intergalactic Medium
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