Effects on Earth. However, as the Fe group nuclei near mass number A = 56 are most tightly bound, no more nuclear binding energy can be released to power the star by burning Fe. The nucleosynthesis occurs in an intense neutrino flux, we calculate the electron fraction in this environment 1. Elements are made in four distinct ways (plus another we didn’t go into) Big Bang Nucleosynthesis.

Nucleosynthesis. … takes place when the universe is a few minutes old . On average, a supernova explosion occurs within 10 parsecs (33 light-years) of the Earth every 240 million years. Fusion in stars. Fusion in supernova explosions. process nucleosynthesis. R−Process Nucleosynthesis in Supernovae The heaviest elements are made only in cataclysmic events. Finding out whether supernovae are cataclysmic enough requires extensive astronomical observation and sophisticated computer modeling. Because this type of supernova does not produce free neutrons, they do not synthesize any elements beyond the iron peak. in stars like the Sun, makes 4He and C, N, O . The pre-explosion burning takes place in a series of stages starting with the burning of hydrogen and ending once the core reaches Fe. Supernova Nucleosynthesis in Massive Stars By M. HASHIMOTO,1 K. NOMOTO2 T. TSUJIMOTO, AND F.-K. THIELEMANN3 1 Kyushu University, Fukuoka 810, Japan 2University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan 3Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Presupernova evolution and explosive nucleosynthesis in massive stars for main-sequence masses in massive stars, makes elements up to iron-56. This nucleosynthesis takes just a few seconds, explosively destroying the white dwarf as a type Ia supernova and ejecting its entire mass into the surrounding galaxy. Element formation occurs in such massive stars both during the pre-explosion evolution and during the explosion itself. primarily makes elements around iron. We find that the deviation of the neutrino spectra from a Fermi–Dirac distribution We find that the deviation of the neutrino spectra from a Fermi–Dirac distribution calculated in supernova simulations has a negligible effect on the ν-process yields. makes 2H, 3He, 4He and 7Li. NUCLEOSYNTHESIS IN SUPERNOVA A star lives a luminous life by burning H into successively heavier elements.

Stars with masses roughly ten times the mass of the sun die in violent explosions known as Type II supernovae.