Xiaodong Tang, University of Notre Dame
Carbon Burning in the Universe and the Laboratory
Argonne Physics Division Seminar - 17 May 2010

Carbon burning is a crucial process in stellar evolution. Due to its complicated reaction mechanism, there is great uncertainty in the reaction rate which limits our understanding of various stellar objects: namely massive stars, Type Ia supernovae, and superbursts. In this talk, the challenges in the study of carbon burning will be reviewed, and an outlook for future experiments will be provided.

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