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Clayton, Donald D.

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Works: 31 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 3,299 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Maps 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QB464, 523.8
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Most widely held works by Donald D Clayton
Principles of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis by Donald D Clayton( Book )
46 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 899 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 Undetermined and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Essays in nuclear astrophysics : presented to William A. Fowler, on the occasion of his seventieth birthday ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Handbook of isotopes in the cosmos : hydrogen to gallium by Donald D Clayton( Book )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 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 156 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
26Al 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 )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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
Prospects for nuclear gamma-ray astronomy by Donald D Clayton( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Fred Hoyle, 1915-2001 by Donald D Clayton( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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
Energy levels of N14 from N15(He3,α)N14 by Donald D Clayton( file )
1 edition published in 1962 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
The energy level scheme of N14 in the 4-8 MeV range of excitation has been examined by measuring the alpha-particle spectrum from the reaction N15(He3, α)N14*. States are observed at N14 excitations of 3.95, 4.91, 5.113±0.008, 5.691±0.008, 5.832±0.008, 6.048±0.012, 6.224±0.012, 6.436±0.012, 7.032±0.010, 7.97, and 8.06 MeV. Unobserved are the now doubtful states reported near 6.70, 7.40, and 7.60 MeV in N14. The implications of a possible state near 7.60 on the C12/C13 abundance ratio are discussed and it is concluded that observed isotope abundance ratios are consistent with the finding of this experiment; that is, that such a level does not exist. Angular distributions are presented which show the evidence of different reaction mechanisms to different final states. The reaction N14(He3, α)N13* also produced resolvable alpha-particle groups to states in N13 with excitations of 6.38, 6.91, 7.1 6±0.008, and 7.388±0.008 MeV
26Al in the interstellar region by Donald D Clayton( Article )
1 edition published in 1987 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( file )
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
Âdernaâ astrofizika ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in Russian and held by 1 library worldwide
Compton Observatory OSSE Studies of Supernovae and Novae ( file )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A primary objective of the Compton Observatory is the direct study of explosive nucleosynthesis in supernovae and classical novae. We have been fortunate in that three rare events have coincided, relatively speaking, with the Compton Observatory launch. Supernova 1987A, roughly a once per century event, was only 4 years old at launch and so the gamma-ray flux from 57Co decay was not much past its peak value. Supernova 1991T, a SN Ia which exploded within a few days of launch, is a once in a decade event. It offers as good a chance as we could reasonably expect to detect the 56Ni and 56Co decays which are supposed to be responsible for the impressive SN Ia display. Nova Cygni 1992, also a once in a decade event, might be our best chance to detect gamma-rays from 22Na, a unique nucleosynthesis byproduct of the explosive hydrogen burning thought to power classical novae
 
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Clayton, D. D.
Clayton, D. D. (Donald D.)
Clayton, Donald 1935-
Klejton, D.
Klejton, D. 1935-
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Russian (1)
Italian (1)
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