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New Rare Earth Element Abundance Distributions for the Sun and Five R-Process-Rich Very Metal-Poor Stars
We have derived new abundances of the rare earth elements Pr, Dy, Tm, Yb, and Lu for the solar photosphere and for five very metal-poor, neutron-capture r-process-rich giant stars. The photospheric values for all five ...
Improved Laboratory Transition Probabilities for Ce II, Application to the Cerium Abundances of the Sun and Five R-Process-Rich, Metal-Poor Stars, and Rare Earth Lab Data Summary
Recent radiative lifetime measurements accurate to +/- 5% using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) on 43 even-parity and 15 odd-parity levels of Ce II have been combined with new branching fractions measured using a Fourier ...
The End Of Nucleosynthesis: Production Of Lead And Thorium In The Early Galaxy
We examine the Pb and Th abundances in 27 metal-poor stars (-3.1 < [Fe/H] < -1.4) whose very heavy metal (Z > 56) enrichment was produced only by the rapid (r-) nucleosynthesis process. New abundances are derived from ...