Nucleosynthesis

Nucleosynthesis is the process of creating heavier nuclei via sequences of
fusion reactions of lighter nuclei. Nucleosynthesis studies strive to understand
the cosmic origin of all of the nuclides, as well as the energy generation that
occurs during these thermonuclear processes. We perform nucleosynthesis calculations
that are self-consistently coupled to hydrodynamics, as well as separate ''post-processing'' calculations
where hydrodynamic conditions are kept fixed during the thermonuclear burning.

Research Activities

• Nucleosynthesis in Core Collapse Supernovae

• Nucleosynthesis in Thermonuclear (Type Ia) Supernovae

• Nucleosynthesis in Novae

• Computational Nucleosynthesis

• Explosive Nucleosynthesis

• Computational Infrastructure for Nuclear Astrophysics

• Online Software Systems

• Nucleosynthesis in Thermonuclear (Type Ia) Supernovae

• Nucleosynthesis in Novae

**Related Efforts:**• Computational Nucleosynthesis

• Explosive Nucleosynthesis

• Computational Infrastructure for Nuclear Astrophysics

• Online Software Systems

For More Information

Group Leader: Raph Hix

Email: raph at ornl.gov

Email: raph at ornl.gov