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The Abundances of the Heavier Elements in the Cosmic Radiation

Binns, W. R. and Garrard, T. L. and Israel, M. H. and Klarmann, J. and Stone, E. C. and Waddington, C. J. (1989) The Abundances of the Heavier Elements in the Cosmic Radiation. In: Cosmic abundances of matter. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.183. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 147-167.

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We review current work on the abundances of the ultraheavy elements in the cosmic radiation, those with Z≳30. Those abundances are compared with predictions based on propagation and fractionation of elemental abundances from various assumed sources of the cosmic rays. We find striking similarities between the solar system and the cosmic ray source abundances for those elements with 32≤Z≤60. For elements with Z≳60, there appears to be a substantial enhancement in the abundances of elements synthesized in the r‐process.

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Additional Information:© 1989 American Institute of Physics. Published online 01 March 1989. This research was supported in part by NASA under grants NAG 8-498, 500, and 502; and NGR 05-002-160, 24-005-050, and 26-008-001.
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