Nucleosynthesis inside an accretion disk in a collapsar

K. Arai, R. Matsuba, S. Fujimoto, M. Hashimoto

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We investigate nucleosynthesis inside an accretion disk formed during a collapse of a massive star. The mass accretion rate and the mass of a central object vary with time according to a fall-back scenario. The disk is confirmed to be dominated by advection. A considerable amount of Fe-group elements is produced inside the disk through a sequence of (α, γ) reactions, and the processed material is ejected via outflows. The collapsar accretion disk is an promising site for production of heavy elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Jul 25 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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