Title

Nuclear Systematics Part III: The Source of Solar Luminosity

Abstract

The Sun emits about 3·10431H per year in the solar wind (SW). Solar luminosity and the outflow of SW-protons come from the collapsed supernova core. a neutron star (NS), on which the Sun formed. The universal cradle of the nuclides indicates that the energy of each neutron in the Sun's central NS exceeds that of a free neutron by ≈10-22 MeV. Solar luminosity and SW-protons are generated by a series of reactions: (a) escape of neutrons from the central NS, (b) decay of free neutrons or their capture by heavier nuclides, (c) fusion and upward migration of H+ through material that accreted on the NS, and (d) escape of H+ in the SW.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Article; Light Exposure; Luminance; Neutron; Nuclear Physics; Solar Energy; Sun

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

02365731

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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