Accession Number : AD0664067

Title :   STELLAR COMPOSITION AND NUCLEAR PROCESSES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 64-15 Oct 67,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA

Personal Author(s) : Greenstein,Jesse L.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This research involved studies on the composition of peculiar stars and the interpretation of the results in light of the current, rapidly changing ideas on the evolution of stars and nucleosynthesis. Specific studies included emphasis on hot stars, including those with magnetic fields, on sub-luminous stars, white dwarfs and highly evolved objects. More recent studies involved cooler, red giant stars of strange composition, to study isotope ratios of the metals affected by neutron capture, using molecular bands, and including laboratory studies of certain isotope-enriched compounds that may be found in stars. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STARS, ISOTOPE AVAILABILITY), INTERSTELLAR MATTER, GALAXIES, LINE SPECTRA, BAND SPECTRA, NEUTRON CAPTURE, COMETS, MAGNETIC FIELDS

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE