Astronomy with Radioactivities: Chapter 9, Nuclear Reactions

@article{Wiescher2010AstronomyWR,
  title={Astronomy with Radioactivities: Chapter 9, Nuclear Reactions},
  author={Michael Wiescher and Thomas Rauscher},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2010}
}
Nuclear reaction rates determine the abundances of isotopes in stellar burning processes. A multitude of reactions determine the reaction flow pattern which is described in terms of reaction network simulations. The reaction rates are determined by laboratory experiments supplemented by nuclear reaction and structure theory. We will discuss the experimental approach as well as the theoretical tools for obtaining the stellar reaction rates. A detailed analysis of a reaction is only possible for… Expand

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