Definitions for "Triple-alpha process"
Keywords:  helium, nuclei, fusion, alpha, carbon
A chain of fusion processes by which three helium nuclei (alpha particles) combine to form a carbon nucleus. A to F | G to L | M to R | S to Z
The generation of Carbon-12 from the fusion of three helium-4 nuclei (alpha particles). Helium-burning stars occupy a region of the H-R diagram known as the horizontal branch.
helium fusion, 3 4He -- 12C.