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Research Highlights - (2003 - 2005)

Here we provide short descriptive summaries of the past research and activities of JINA. They are organized by Major Research Components (MRC):

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Research Highlights (2003 - 2005)

MRC 1: Stellar Evolution

Year 2003 - 2005

AGB Stars

AGB Stars Nuclear Rates and Carbon

Hoyle State in Stars

The Hoyle State and Carbon in Stars

Nuclear Reactions

Modeling of Nuclear Reactions at Stellar Energies


A new measurement of the E1 component of the
12C(a,y)16O reaction

Origin of Fluorine

The Origin of Fluorine


SEGUE --Searching the Skies for the First Generations of Stars


The Origin of Carbon in the Universe – New Insights from
Carbon - Enhanced Metal-Poor Stars

Metal-Poor Star

CS 29497-004: A Newly Discovered Metal-Poor Star with Uranium Detected


S-Process Branchings in He-shell Flash Convection

Globular Clusters

On the Formation of Globular Clusters


Lithium in the Population II Stars

Core Helium

The Core Helium Flash with FLASH

MRC 2: Supernovae

Year 2003 - 2005

Origin of the Elements

Astrophysical Constraints on the Origin of the Elements

Origin of the Elements

First Lifetime Measurement of 78Ni Isotope Gives a Glimpse of the Origin Precious Metals in Nature

Supernova Explosions

The Impact of Supernova Explosions on our Galaxy

New Mechanism

It's the BOOM, not the BANG: A New Mechanism for Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions

Gamow-Teller Distributions

Measurements of Gamow-Teller Strength Distributions via the (Hydrogen-3,Helium-3) Reaction

Tritium Particles

Production of an Energetic Beam of Tritium Particles

Neutron-Capture Elements

Neutron-Capture Elements in the Metal-Poor Globular Cluster M15

Main R-Process

Robustness of the Main R-Process

Gamma-Ray Burst Jets

Compositions in Gamma-Ray Burst Jets

MRC 3: X-ray Bursts

Year 2003 - 2005


Accretion On To Compact Stars

Carbon Burning

From Thermonuclear to Pycnonuclear Carbon Burning

Magnetar Seismology

Magnetar Seismology

Proton Capture Rates

New Indirect Method to Determine Proton Capture Rates in X-ray Bursts in the Laboratory

Nuclear Break Out

The Nuclear Trigger of Type I X-ray Bursts


The Rhinoceros Gastarget at Notre Dame


Sedimentation in Neutron Star Atmospheres


Superbursts Probe Neutron Star Interiors

X-ray Bursts

Thermonuclear Explosions on Accreting Neutron Stars

X-ray Bursts

The Trigger of X-ray Bursts

Type Ia Supernova

Type Ia Supernova Flame Models

Classical Novae

Classical Novae and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae

Type Ia Supernova Energetics

Type Ia Supernova Energetics

Outreach and Synergy

Year 2003 - 2005


Sensing Our World at MSU 2005

Science to the Classroom

Bringing the Science to the Classroom: JINA’s Classroom Materials Mini-Grant Program

Art to Science

From ART to SCIENCE: Igniting Stellar Imaginations

Tools and Toys School

Tools & Toys of Nuclear Astrophysics: JINA's Technical Schools

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