p-process


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p-process

A process of nucleosynthesis by which certain heavy proton-rich nuclei are thought to be produced.

p-process

[′pē ‚prä·səs]
(nuclear physics)
The synthesis of certain nuclides in stars through capture of protons or ejection of neutrons by gamma rays.
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The outcome is of extreme importance in understanding the nucleosynthesis impact of the first stars, the chemical evolution of galaxies and the origin of all elements, including those processes with still highly uncertain origins/sites like the r-process, the nu/p-process or the p-process.
Under the new initiative, a four-day workshop convened to train participants from various public, private and media organizations on the P-PROCESS, which aims to enhance communication between organizations and societies, and to focus on communication strategies, skills for behavior change and various techniques.