Helium flash on accreting neutron stars

R. Kuromizu, O. Koike, M. Hashimoto, M. Fujimoto

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We investigate the helium flash (He-flash) on neutron stars where accreted matter is assumed to be pure helium. Then, we present the results of numerical calculations and compare them with the observation of 4U 1820-30 which is considered the site of the He-flash. Furthermore, we examine the carbon flash (C-flash) with X(12C) = 0.1, which has been proposed to cause superbursts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-595
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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