Query : 2010A&A...522A..76P

2010A&A...522A..76P - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 522, A76-76 (2010/11-1)

The impact of an updated 14N(p, γ)15O reaction rate on advanced evolutionary stages of low-mass stellar models.


Abstract (from CDS):

We investigate the impact of the 14N(p,γ)15O reaction rate as redetermined by the LUNA experiment, on the shell H-burning and core He-burning phases of low-mass, metal-poor stellar models. The new reaction rate has small but noticeable effects, the largest one being a ∼7-8% reduction in the red giant branch lifetimes. To different degrees, the lifetimes and luminosities of horizontal branch models, the mass of the stellar models evolving within the RR Lyrae instability strip, the luminosity of the red giant branch luminosity function bump, the theoretical calibrations of the R-parameter, and the tip of the red giant branch luminosity are also affected. Predictions for the tip of the red giant branch luminosity, in particular, are in very good agreement with the currently available empirical constraints.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: interiors - stars: evolution - nuclear reactions, nucleosynthesis, abundances

Simbad objects: 2

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Number of rows : 2
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
1 NGC 104 GlC 00 24 05.359 -72 04 53.20   5.78 4.09     ~ 3736 0
2 NGC 5139 GlC 13 26 47.28 -47 28 46.1   6.12 5.33     ~ 3252 0

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