explosive nucleosynthesis

explosive nucleosynthesis

[ik′splō·siv ‚nü·klē·ō′sin·thə·səs]
(astronomy)
Nucleosynthetic processes that are believed to occur in novae and supernovae, and at the surfaces of neutron stars, such as the r-process and the rp-process.
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Enrichment occurs as a result of controlled nucleosynthesis prior to core collapse and explosive nucleosynthesis triggered by the energetic shock wave.

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