Effects of triple-alpha reaction rates on the nucleosynthesis in massive stars

Yukihiro Kikuchi, Masa-Aki Hashimoto, Masaomi Ono, Shin Ichiro Fujimoto

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Ogata, Kan, and Kamimura (2009) evaluated directly nonresonant triple-alpha reaction rate by solving the Schrödinger equation of the three-body system. The scattering wave function is obtained by the continuum-discretized coupled-channels method (CDCC). The CDCC results drastically differ from previous rates at low temperature. We investigated the effect of this triple-alpha reaction rate (OKK rate) on the s-process in a massive star during the helium and carbon burnings in Kikuchi et al. (2012). In the present paper, we investigate the effects of triple-alpha and 12C(α,γ) 16O reaction rates on the massive star evolution and the nucleosynthesis. We calculate the massive star evolution of a 25 MO; star from helium core burning phase to the phase just before the core-collapse. We also perform a spherically symmetric hydrodynamic simulation of the supernova explosion and the nucleosynthesis to estimate the ejected elements. Though the production of s-elements depends on the combinations of the reaction rates, we roughly confirm the weak s-process that is the production of s-elements up to A = 90. We find that most s-elements produced during the stellar evolution survived even after the supernova explosion. We show that the production of p-elements depends on peak temperatures during the supernova shock propagation and p-process layers, which is affected eventually by the stellar evolution path, triple-α and 12C(α,γ) 16O reaction rates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume07-11-July-2015
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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massive stars
nuclear fusion
reaction kinetics
supernovae
stellar evolution
explosions
helium
continuums
shock
hydrodynamics
wave functions
stars
propagation
carbon
estimates
scattering
simulation
temperature

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Kikuchi, Y., Hashimoto, M-A., Ono, M., & Fujimoto, S. I. (2014). Effects of triple-alpha reaction rates on the nucleosynthesis in massive stars. Proceedings of Science, 07-11-July-2015, [109].

Effects of triple-alpha reaction rates on the nucleosynthesis in massive stars. / Kikuchi, Yukihiro; Hashimoto, Masa-Aki; Ono, Masaomi; Fujimoto, Shin Ichiro.

In: Proceedings of Science, Vol. 07-11-July-2015, 109, 2014.

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Kikuchi, Y, Hashimoto, M-A, Ono, M & Fujimoto, SI 2014, 'Effects of triple-alpha reaction rates on the nucleosynthesis in massive stars', Proceedings of Science, vol. 07-11-July-2015, 109.
Kikuchi Y, Hashimoto M-A, Ono M, Fujimoto SI. Effects of triple-alpha reaction rates on the nucleosynthesis in massive stars. Proceedings of Science. 2014;07-11-July-2015. 109.
Kikuchi, Yukihiro ; Hashimoto, Masa-Aki ; Ono, Masaomi ; Fujimoto, Shin Ichiro. / Effects of triple-alpha reaction rates on the nucleosynthesis in massive stars. In: Proceedings of Science. 2014 ; Vol. 07-11-July-2015.
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