Dependence of direct neutron capture on nuclear-structure models

  title={Dependence of direct neutron capture on nuclear-structure models},
  author={Thomas Rauscher and Ronald Bieber and Heinz Oberhummer and Karl Ludwig Kratz and Jacek Dobaczewski and Peter Moller and M. M. Sharma},
  journal={Physical Review C},
The prediction of cross sections for nuclei far off stability is crucial in the field of nuclear astrophysics. We calculate direct neutron capture on the even-even isotopes Sn124-145 and Pb208-238 with energy levels, masses, and nuclear density distributions taken from different nuclear-structure models. The utilized structure models are a Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov model, a relativistic mean field theory, and a macroscopic-microscopic model based on the finite-range droplet model and a folded… 

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