[mesa-users] Burning questions

Ondrea Clarkson ond20id at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 20:25:44 EDT 2015

Frank and Bill,

Thank you both very much! Between the two of you, you led me in exactly the
right direction I needed to be. I now have a much more extensive network
than I did and it seems so far that everything I wanted is there. It's
amazing how obvious things seem once you know them...

For the future, is there anywhere that all reaction handles are kept?
Reactions.list and rates_def.f are only a very small portion of what is
available and some of the handles are less obvious than others.
Are the binary files in the cache folder created as one goes?

And, once again, I'm going to ask about those compound reactions (my
advisor wants to know). His concern, from what I gathered, is that there
may be a loss of information on energy by doing things this way. I do see
that MESA is not grabbing them in the net I just made using
add_isos_and_reactions and they were listed for use in hard wired nets.

Thank you again,

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Bill Paxton <paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu> wrote:

> On Apr 22, 2015, at 11:56 AM, Ondrea Clarkson wrote:
> a network to include at least the primary reactions for hydrostatic oxygen
> burning
> The big 201 iso net Frank has mentioned covers advanced burning all the
> way to beyond si burning to pre core collapse.   But if you are going to
> stop with oxygen burning, you might be interested in using the much smaller
> (and hence more efficient) mesa_45.net.  You might also try mesa_49.net
> and check how the performance changes when you add a few more si and s
> isotopes that are linked by neutron equilibrium reactions.
> And recall that you can get a list of reactions for the net by
> setting show_net_reactions_info or list_net_reactions true in the &star_job
> section of your inlist.
> -Bill
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