- Frank Strieder (South Dakota School of Mines & Technology)
Aurora Tumino (Kore University & INFN)
Aurora Tumino (University Kore), Inmaculata Dominguez (University of Granada), Luciano Piersanti (INAF - OAA), Oscar Straniero (INAF - OAA)
Mup is the minimum mass of a star that, after the core-helium burning, develops temperature and density conditions for the occurrence of a hydrostatic carbon burning. Stars whose mass is lower than this limit are the progenitors of C-O white dwarfs and, when belong to a close binary system, may give rise to explosive phenomena, such as cataclysm variables, novae or type Ia supernovae. Stars...
Alexis Diaz-Torres (University of Surrey)
Cosmology and big bang nucleosynthesis
A quantitative study of the astrophysically important sub-barrier fusion of 12C + 12C will be presented . Low-energy collisions are described in the body-fixed reference frame using wave-packet dynamics within a nuclear molecular picture. A collective Hamiltonian drives the time propagation of the wave-packet through the collective potential-energy landscape. The fusion imaginary potential...
Xiaodong Tang (Institute of Modern Physics, CAS)
The carbon fusion reaction is a crucial reaction in stellar evolution. Due to its complicated reaction mechanism, there is a large uncertainty in the reaction rate which limits our understanding to various stellar objects, such as massive stars, type Ia supernovae, and superbursts. In this talk, I will review the challenges in the study of carbon burning. I will also report recent results from...