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Hypothesis about Enrichment of Solar System

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Scientific Advisory Group, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
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Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, Université de Lille, F-59000 Lille, France
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Physics 2020, 2(2), 213-276; https://doi.org/10.3390/physics2020014
Received: 29 February 2020 / Revised: 1 June 2020 / Accepted: 2 June 2020 / Published: 9 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Astronomy, Astrophysics and Planetology)
Despite significant progress in the understanding of galactic nucleosynthesis and its influence on the solar system neighborhood, challenges remain in the understanding of enrichment of the solar system itself. Based on the detailed review of multi-disciplinary literature, we propose a scenario that an event of nucleogenesis—not nucleosynthesis (from lower nucleon numbers A to higher A) but nuclear-fission (from higher A to lower A)—occurred in the inner part of the solar system at one of the stages of its evolution. We propose a feasible mechanism of implementation of such event. The occurrence of such event could help explain the puzzles in yet-unresolved isotopic abundances, certain meteoritic anomalies, as well as peculiarities in the solar system’s composition and planetary structure. We also discuss experimental data and available results from existing models (in several relevant sub-fields) that provide support and/or appear consistent with the hypothesis. View Full-Text
Keywords: nucleogenesis; nuclear fission; heavy post-post- Fe elements; p-elements; solar system nucleogenesis; nuclear fission; heavy post-post- Fe elements; p-elements; solar system
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Tito, E.P.; Pavlov, V.I. Hypothesis about Enrichment of Solar System. Physics 2020, 2, 213-276.

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