The CEJSN r-process scenario (October 2018) 

Written by Noam Soker on . Posted in News

 

In a new paper Aldana Grichener and I study r-process feasibility inside jets launched by a cold neutron star (NS) spiralling-in inside the core of a giant star, and find that such common envelope jets supernova (CEJSN) events might be a significant source of heavy r-process elements in the early Universe.  To account for the r-process abundances in the Galaxy we require that one in ten cases of a NS entering the envelope of a giant star ends as a CEJSN r-process event.