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Applications of Abundance Data and Requirements for Cosmochemical Modeling

Busemann, H. and Binns, W. R. and Chiappini, C. and Gloeckler, G. and Hoppe, P. and Kirilova, D. and Leske, R. A. and Manuel, O. K. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Möbius, E. and Wieler, R. and Wiens, R. C. and Wimmer-Schweingruber, R. F. and Yanasak, N. E. (2001) Applications of Abundance Data and Requirements for Cosmochemical Modeling. In: Solar and Galactic Composition. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.598. American Institute of Physics , Melville, N.Y. , pp. 357-379. ISBN 0-7354-0042-3.

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Understanding the evolution of the universe from Big Bang to its present state requires an understanding of the evolution of the abundances of the elements and isotopes in galaxies, stars, the interstellar medium, the Sun and the heliosphere, planets and meteorites. Processes that change the state of the universe include Big Bang nucleosynthesis, star formation and stellar nucleosynthesis, galactic chemical evolution, propagation of cosmic rays, spallation, ionization and particle transport of interstellar material, formation of the solar system, solar wind emission and its fractionation (FIP/FIT effect), mixing processes in stellar interiors, condensation of material and subsequent geochemical fractionation. Here, we attempt to compile some major issues in cosmochemistry that can be addressed with a better knowledge of the respective element or isotope abundances. Present and future missions such as Genesis, Stardust, Interstellar Pathfinder, and Interstellar Probe, improvements of remote sensing instrumentation and experiments on extraterrestrial material such as meteorites, presolar grains, and lunar or returned planetary or cometary samples will result in an improved database of elemental and isotopic abundances. This includes the primordial abundances of D, ^3He, ^4He, and ^7Li, abundances of the heavier elements in stars and galaxies, the composition of the interstellar medium, solar wind and comets as well as the (highly) volatile elements in the solar system such as helium, nitrogen, oxygen or xenon.

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Additional Information:© 2001 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 21 November 2001. We thank the organizing committee of the SOHO/ACE Workshop held at the University of Bern, Switzerland, for bringing us together. This resulted in fruitful cross-disciplinary discussions, which we hope to be at least partly reflected in this contribution.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
Subject Keywords:cosmology, element relative abundance, nucleosynthesis, star formation, isotope relative abundance, solar system, solar wind, cosmic dust, interstellar matter, cosmic rays
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:598
Classification Code:PACS: 98.80.Ft; 98.35.Bd; 98.58.Bz; 96.60.Fs
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Official Citation:Applications of abundance data and requirements for cosmochemical modeling H. Busemann, W. R. Binns, C. Chiappini, G. Gloeckler, P. Hoppe, D. Kirilova, R. A. Leske, O. K. Manuel, R. A. Mewaldt, E. Mobius, R. Wieler, R. C. Wiens, R. F. Wimmer-Schweingruber, and N. E. Yanasak, AIP Conf. Proc. 598, 357 (2001), DOI:10.1063/1.1434025
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