Impact of new data for neutron-rich heavy nuclei on theoretical models for r-process nucleosynthesis.

  title={Impact of new data for neutron-rich heavy nuclei on theoretical models for r-process nucleosynthesis.},
  author={Toshitaka Kajino and Grant J. Mathews},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={80 8},
  • T. Kajino, G. Mathews
  • Published 22 October 2016
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
Current models for the r process are summarized with an emphasis on the key constraints from both nuclear physics measurements and astronomical observations. In particular, we analyze the importance of nuclear physics input such as beta-decay rates; nuclear masses; neutron-capture cross sections; beta-delayed neutron emission; probability of spontaneous fission, beta- and neutron-induced fission, fission fragment mass distributions; neutrino-induced reaction cross sections, etc. We highlight… Expand
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