Cauldrons in the cosmos

  title={Cauldrons in the cosmos},
  author={Claus E. Rolfs and William S. Rodney and Donald D. Clayton},
The Study of Key Reactions Shaping the Post-Main Sequence Evolution of Massive Stars in Underground Facilities
The chemical evolution of the Universe and several phases of stellar life are regulated by minute nuclear reactions. The key point for each of these reactions is the value of cross-sections at the
Cross-section Measurement of the Cosmologically Relevant 7Be(n, α)4He Reaction over a Broad Energy Range in a Single Experiment
Studying interactions of radioactive ions with neutrons is particularly demanding and has been performed only in a few cases. Some of these interactions are crucial in several astrophysical contexts.
1998 Thermonuclear Reaction Rate of 23 Mg(p, γ ) 24 Al
Updated stellar rates for the reaction 23 Mg(p, γ ) 24 Al are calculated by using all available experimental information on 24 Al excitation energies. Proton and γ -ray partial widths for
0 1 5 ) 0 4 1 Looking the Universe from Deep Underground
The abundance of primordial light nuclei at the beginning of the Universe, during the so called Big Bang Nucleosynthesis era (BBN), can be estimated by means of Cosmology, Particle and Nuclear
Interstellar radionuclides in lunar samples
Within the framework of this thesis, the isotopic ratios of Mn-53/Mn and Fe-60/Fe in lunar samples were measured systematically by means of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) at the
Low energy proton capture study of the [14]N(p,γ)[15]O reaction
Stephen Michael Daigle: Low Energy Proton Capture Study of the N(p, γ)O Reaction. (Under the direction of Arthur E. Champagne.) The N(p, γ)O reaction regulates the rate of energy production for stars
The prompt γ experiment at LUNA
The 3He(α, γ )7Be process is a key reaction in both Big-Bang nucleosynthesis and p–p chain of Hydrogen Burning in Stars. A new measurement of the 3He(α, γ )7Be cross section has been performed at the
A new method for nuclear structure measurement of neutron-deficient nuclei
A NEW METHOD FOR NUCLEAR STRUCTURE MEASUREMENT OF NEUTRON DEFICIENT NUCLEI By Ralph Ryan Christopher Clement A new method for nuclear structure measurement of neutron deficient nuclei was developed.
Carbon Burning in Supernovae and Evolving Physical Constants
The C(12)+C(12) => Ne(20)+He(4) fusion reaction rate is shown to be extremely sensitive to variations in the strong coupling constant. Connection with the strong coupling constant is established by