Among presolar grains, oxide ones are made of oxygen, aluminum, and a small fraction of magnesium, produced by the Al-26 decay. The largest part of presolar oxide grains belong to the so-called group 1 and 2, which have been suggested to form in Red Giant Branch (RGB) and Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars, respectively. However, standard stellar nucleosynthesis models cannot account for the O-17/O-16, O-18/O-16, and Al-26/Al-27 values recorded in those grains. Hence, for more than 20 years, the occurrence of mixing phenomena coupled with stellar nucleosynthesis have been suggested to account for this peculiar isotopic mix. Nowadays, models of massive AGB stars experiencing Hot Bottom Burning or low mass AGB stars where Cool Bottom Process, or another kind of extra-mixing, is at play, nicely fit the oxygen isotopic mix of group 2 oxide grains. The largest values of the Al-26/Al-27 ratio seem somewhat more difficult to account for.
|Titolo:||Low Mass Stars or Intermediate Mass Stars? The Stellar Origin of Presolar Oxide Grains Revealed by Their Isotopic Composition|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|