Lecture Notes in Physics

Astronomy with Radioactivities

Editors: Diehl, Roland, Hartmann, Dieter H., Prantzos, Nikos (Eds.)

  • Gives a comprehensive and coherent account of the growing field of nuclear astropyhsics
  • Presents state-of-the-art understanding of how nature made the elements we are composed of
  • Contains extremely useful appendices listing and explaining Radionuclides and their Stellar Origins
  • Contains a glossary of key terms in astronomy with radioactivities
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This book introduces the reader to the field of nuclear astrophysics, i.e. the acquisition and reading of measurements on unstable isotopes in different parts of the universe. The authors explain the role of radioactivities in astrophysics, discuss specific sources of cosmic isotopes and in which special regions they can be observed. More specifically, the authors address stars of different types, stellar explosions which terminate stellar evolutions, and other explosions triggered by mass transfers and instabilities in binary stars. They also address nuclear reactions and transport processes in interstellar space, in the contexts of cosmic rays and of chemical evolution. A special chapter is dedicated to the solar system which even provides material samples. The book also contains a description of key tools which astrophysicists employ in those particular studies and a glossary of key terms in astronomy with radioactivities.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to Astronomy with Radioactivity

    Diehl, R.

    Pages 3-23

  • The Role of Radioactive Isotopes in Astrophysics

    Clayton, D.D.

    Pages 25-79

  • Radioactivities in Low- and Intermediate-Mass Stars

    Lugaro, M. (et al.)

    Pages 83-151

  • Massive Stars and Their Supernovae

    Thielemann, F.-K. (et al.)

    Pages 153-231

  • Binary Systems and Their Nuclear Explosions

    Isern, J. (et al.)

    Pages 233-305

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astronomy with Radioactivities
Editors
  • Roland Diehl
  • Dieter H. Hartmann
  • Nikos Prantzos
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
812
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12698-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12698-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-12697-0
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 564
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 b/w illustrations
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