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Astrophysics - Nuclesynthesis

  1. May 27, 2006 #1
    In no more than half a page for each process, summarise the physical nature of each known nucleosythetic process and the environment in which each process takes place. (s, r and p processes)

    I was just wondering what would you say is meant by the "physical nature"??

    I've explained the process and under what conditions it occurs, but I'm not sure if I've actually addressed the "physical nature". Would it mean give an example of the kind of star that the process would occur in?? I mean that's kind of mentioned in my explanation of the environment so yeah I'm not sure.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
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  3. May 27, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    I think they want you to describe the physical process eg. slow or rapid neutron capture / proton capture, and the conditions in which it occurs (eg star, supernova).

  4. May 28, 2006 #3
    ahh k thanks for that.
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