DEVELOPMENT OF NEUTRON COUNTER FOR MEASURING β-DELAYED NEUTRON DECAY IN r-PROCESS NUCLEI

The r process is one of the major nucleosynthesis processes in the universe producing roughly half of all elements heavier than iron. While the overall processing mechanism of the r process is generally known as a series of rapid neutron captures and β-decays, one of the biggest problems in nuclear astrophysics remains the question of the astrophysical site… CONTINUE READING