slow-neutron process

Related Overviews


'slow-neutron process' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Earth Sciences and Geography


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In a second-generation star, successive neutron capture on a slow time-scale, termed the ‘s-process’, is considered to account for the abundance distribution of the heaviest nuclides. The neutrons are furnished by the basic sequence of energy-producing reactions, i.e. hydrogen ‘burning’, helium ‘burning’, etc., thus continuing the element-building process beyond Fe. See also nucleosynthesis.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.