Doctoral Dissertations

Interactions of nucleons: their role in understanding the sun's origin, composition, and source of energy

Keywords and Phrases

Cradle of Nuclides


"This dissertation confirms and demonstrates the utilization of the "Cradle of the Nuclides" in deciphering the Sun. The "Cradle of the Nuclides" is the nuclear energy surface of all 2,850 known nuclides presented as three-dimensional (3-D) plots of mass or atomic number versus charge density versus average energy per nucleon"--Abstract, page iv.


Manuel, O. (Oliver), 1936-

Committee Member(s)

Kapila, Shubhender
Whitefield, Philip D.
Mormile, Melanie R.
James, William Joseph



Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemistry


Foundation for Chemical Research


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2006

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Attraction and repulsion of nucleons: sources of stellar energy
  • Solar abundance of the elements
  • Compositional variations in asteroids: a record of the early solar system
  • Why the model of a hydrogen-filled sun is obsolete
  • Nuclear systematics: I. Solar abundance of the elements
  • Nuclear systematics: II. The Cradle of the Nuclides
  • Nuclear systematics: III. The sources of solar luminosity
  • Sun's origin, composition and source of energy


xvii, 206 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Geographic Coverage

Solar system


© 2006 Cynthia Pearl Bolon, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Particles (Nuclear physics)

Thesis Number

T 9058

Print OCLC #


Link to Catalog Record

Full-text not available: Request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

This document is currently not available here.

Share My Dissertation If you are the author of this work and would like to grant permission to make it openly accessible to all, please click the button above.