Luke E.

asked • 09/18/19

How large does a star need to be for its supernova to produce element 115

How large does a star need to be for its supernova or hypernova / collapsar to produce super heavy elements like 115?

Also, how abundant are these stars in the universe?

Michael K.

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Heavier elements generated by supernova is done via neutron capture. Cannot get element 115 that way. Better odds with two neutron stars colliding.
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09/23/19

Luke E.

Cheers Michael!! I never thought about colliding neutron stars!! Thank you so much
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09/23/19

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Lance D. answered • 10/22/19

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