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New Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Heavy Elements in Four Metal-Poor Stars
Elements heavier than the iron group are found in nearly all halo stars. A substantial number of these elements, key to understanding neutron-capture nucleosynthesis mechanisms, can only be detected in the near-ultraviolet. ...
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Chemical Abundances Of Stars In The Halo (CASH) Project. I. The Lithium-, s-, And r-Enhanced Metal-Poor Giant HKII 17435-00532
We present the first detailed abundance analysis of the metal-poor giant HKII 17435-00532. This star was observed as part of the University of Texas long-term project Chemical Abundances of Stars in the Halo ( CASH). A ...
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 ...
New Abundance Determinations of Cadmium, Lutetium, and Osmium in the R-Process Enriched Star BD+17 3248
We report the detection of Cd I (Z = 48), Lu II (Z = 71), and Os II (Z = 76) in the metal-poor star BD + 17 3248. These abundances are derived from an ultraviolet spectrum obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph ...
A Search For Stars Of Very Low Metal Abundance. VI. Detailed Abundances Of 313 Metal-Poor Stars
We present radial velocities, equivalent widths, model atmosphere parameters, and abundances or upper limits for 53 species of 48 elements derived from high resolution optical spectroscopy of 313 metal-poor stars. A majority ...