Rare-isotope decay links tiny grains to stellar explosions

Published: March 2016 Bardayan

Lead Author(s): M.B. Bennett

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A newly discovered state of the 31S nucleus could help to explain the puzzling isotope ratios found in tiny grains of silicon carbide that are found in some meteorites. The discovery provides important information about how elements such as silicon are created in stellar explosions called novae. Learn more

 

Isospin Mixing Reveals 30P(p,γ)31S Resonance Influencing Nova Nucleosynthesis