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  1. the relatively slow nucleosynthesis process, in giant stars, in which neutron capture synthesises elements up to those of atomic number 209 (at which point alpha decay becomes a deterrent to further building)


  1. The s-process or slow-neutron-capture-process is a nucleosynthesis process that occurs at relatively low neutron density and intermediate temperature conditions in stars. Under these conditions heavier nuclei are created by neutron capture, increasing the atomic weight of the nucleus by one. A neutron in the new nucleus decays by beta-minus decay to a proton, creating a nucleus of higher atomic number. The rate of neutron capture by atomic nuclei is slow relative to the rate of radioactive beta-minus decay, hence the name. This process produces stable isotopes by moving along the valley of beta-decay stable isobars in the chart of isotopes. The S-process produces approximately half of the isotopes of the elements heavier than iron, and therefore plays an important role in the galactic chemical evolution. The more rapid R-process differs from the S-process by its faster rate of neutron capture of more than one neutron before beta-decay takes place.


  1. The numerical value of s-process in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. The numerical value of s-process in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of s-process in a Sentence

  1. I look forward to the Senate fulfilling this critical duty through a fair and thorough confirmation process.

  2. World economic growth has been slowing and markets have been ignoring that and now they're catching up with reality, it's hard to say when sentiment will change. We're somewhere in the bottoming process.

  3. I believe part of how we heal is doing exactly what we're doing, bringing this further into the public eye as to how, how and what it was, was presented. And I believe that that may begin part of the healing process, but it's not enough.

  4. I've authorized the deployment of an enormous amount of resources to southern Florida to make sure we can receive people coming in from the Bahamas, that doesn't mean we do this with a blind eye. We still have to balance the humanitarian need and assistance of those that need it versus the safety of this country. So we still go through that process but we're expediting this process.

  5. Neuroplasticity is a very slow process. The fact that I don’t see a change right now is, I don’t think, unexpected.

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