General properties of astrophysical reaction rates in explosive nucleosynthesis

@article{Rauscher2013GeneralPO,
  title={General properties of astrophysical reaction rates in explosive nucleosynthesis},
  author={Thomas Rauscher},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2013},
  volume={420},
  pages={012138}
}
  • T. Rauscher
  • Published 18 September 2012
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
Fundamental differences in the prediction of reaction rates with intermediate and heavy target nuclei compared to the ones with light nuclei are discussed, with special emphasis on stellar modifications of the rates. Ground and excited state contributions to the stellar rates are quantified, deriving a linear weighting of excited state contributions despite of a Boltzmann population of the nuclear states. A Coulomb suppression effect of the excited state contributions is identified, acting… 
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