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Clayton, Donald D.

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Works: 24 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 3,356 library holdings
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Principles of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis by Donald D Clayton( Book )
49 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 892 libraries worldwide
The fields of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis comprise one of the most vital and intriguing areas of modern sceintific research. The recent build-up in the space exploration program has been accompanied by a new surge of interest in the physics of natural phenomena. Since stars are the most common element in the universe, much of our knowledge is moderated by our concepts of their structure and evolution, and the synthesis of elements from which they are formed. This is the first text to present the basic physical principles of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis. The book provides a clear statement of the ideas which dominate modern research in the hope that it will attract more students into this exciting field. By concentrating on the physical principles, the author has attempted to clarify the theoretical ideas which will prove valuable in a wide variety of future problems. (Author)
The dark night sky : a personal adventure in cosmology by Donald D Clayton( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
Essays in nuclear astrophysics : presented to William A. Fowler, on the occasion of his seventieth birthday ( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Handbook of isotopes in the cosmos : hydrogen to gallium by Donald D Clayton( Book )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
An information resource about the isotopes and their place in the cosmos
The Joshua factor : a novel by Donald D Clayton( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
The explosive burning of oxygen and silicon by Stanford E Woosley( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
26 Al in the interstellar medium by Donald D Clayton( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Nucleosynthesis of heavy elements by neutron capture by Philip A Seeger( Book )
4 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Nucleosynthesis of elements heavier than the iron group by neutron capture on both slow and fast time scales is evaluated. The s-process calculations of Clayton, Fowler, Hull, and Zimmerman (Ann. Phys. 12:331, 1961) were revised to include more recent experimental results on abundances and neutron capture cross-sections. The solar-system s-process abundances indicate a history of neutron exposure distributions characterized by decreasing probability of high integrated flux; an exponential exposure distribution is extracted. Estimates are made of the s-process contribution to each isotopic abundance; a table gives the amounts of elements produced by each process in the solar-system material. The r-process calculations are carried out using a semi-empirical atomic-mass law to determine neutron-binding energies and beta-decay probabilities. The solar-system r-process material has probably been synthesized in two distinct types of environments. (Author)
Nuclear quasi-equilibrium during silicon burning by David Bodansky( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Hydrogen to gallium by Donald D Clayton( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A walking tour of residential Seneca by Donald D Clayton( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jadernaja astrofizika ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in Russian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Prospects for nuclear gamma-ray astronomy by Donald D Clayton( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Studies of certain nuclear processes in stars. I. Neutron capture chains in heavy element synthesis. II. A search for excited states in N^(14) pertaining to the synthesis of C^(13) by Donald D Clayton( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1962 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Part I. A. An analysis of the abundance distributions resulting from a chain of successive neutron captures is presented in considerable generality. The solutions are applied to the stellar problem of neutron capture at a rate slow compared to beta-decay, the so-called s-process. Theoretically al abundance distributions are correlated with present knowledge of element and isotope abundances in order to draw inferences about the "history” of stellar neutron capture. A semiempirical analysis of isotopic neutron capture cross sections is appended. This work was carried out in conjunction with W. A. Fowler, T. E. Hull, and B. A. Zimmerman. The presentation is in the form of a reprint of an article from the Annals of Physics by the same authors. B. The studies described in Section A have been independently extended in this thesis. A theoretical table of solar abundances is presented for the stable heavy nuclei whose formation is attributable to the operation of the r- and s-processes. The importance of the normalization of these two theories to certain key abundance determinations is emphasized. The table facilitates a comparison of these theories of nucleosynthesis with current observations on the abundances of the elements and their isotopes. Part II. Experimental nuclear studies relevant to astrophysical situations constitute the second part of this thesis research. Alpha particle groups from the reactions N^(15) (He^3, α) N^(14) and N^(14) (He^3, α) N^(13) leading to states in the 7-8 Mev excitation range of the two nitrogen isotopes are reported. States were observed in N^(14) at excitations of 8.06, 7.97, and 7.034 ± .008 Mev and in N^(13) at excitations of 7.388 ± .008 and 7.166 ± .008 Mev. Differential cross sections are evaluated for these reactions at laboratory angles of 90° and 150° and a bombarding energy of 2.76 Mev. No other states in this range of excitation were observed. In particular, a state does not appear near 7.6 Mev excitation in N^(14), indicatin
Theoretical Nuclear Astrophysics ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The great preponderance of this research has been directed toward the many ramifications of a single problem -- to evaluate the nuclear data for and against the proposition that the chemical elements have been created by nuclear reactions in stars. Results are discussed
Fred Hoyle, 1915-2001 by Donald D Clayton( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Studies of certain nuclear processes in stars. I. Neutron capture chains in heavy element synthesis. II. A search for excited states in N^(14) pertaining to the synthesis of C^(13) by Donald D Clayton( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Part I. A. An analysis of the abundance distributions resulting from a chain of successive neutron captures is presented in considerable generality. The solutions are applied to the stellar problem of neutron capture at a rate slow compared to beta-decay, the so-called s-process. Theoretically al abundance distributions are correlated with present knowledge of element and isotope abundances in order to draw inferences about the "history” of stellar neutron capture. A semiempirical analysis of isotopic neutron capture cross sections is appended. This work was carried out in conjunction with W. A. Fowler, T. E. Hull, and B. A. Zimmerman. The presentation is in the form of a reprint of an article from the Annals of Physics by the same authors. B. The studies described in Section A have been independently extended in this thesis. A theoretical table of solar abundances is presented for the stable heavy nuclei whose formation is attributable to the operation of the r- and s-processes. The importance of the normalization of these two theories to certain key abundance determinations is emphasized. The table facilitates a comparison of these theories of nucleosynthesis with current observations on the abundances of the elements and their isotopes. Part II. Experimental nuclear studies relevant to astrophysical situations constitute the second part of this thesis research. Alpha particle groups from the reactions N^(15) (He^3, α) N^(14) and N^(14) (He^3, α) N^(13) leading to states in the 7-8 Mev excitation range of the two nitrogen isotopes are reported. States were observed in N^(14) at excitations of 8.06, 7.97, and 7.034 ± .008 Mev and in N^(13) at excitations of 7.388 ± .008 and 7.166 ± .008 Mev. Differential cross sections are evaluated for these reactions at laboratory angles of 90° and 150° and a bombarding energy of 2.76 Mev. No other states in this range of excitation were observed. In particular, a state does not appear near 7.6 Mev excitation in N^(14), indicatin
26Al in the interstellar region by Donald D Clayton( Article )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Clayton, D. D.
Clayton, D. D. (Donald D.)
Clayton, Donald 1935-
Donald D. Clayton American astrophysicist
Klejton, D.
Klejton, D. 1935-
דונלד ד. קלייטון אסטרופיזיקאי אמריקני
唐納德·卡萊頓
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Russian (2)
Italian (1)
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