Monte Carlo variations as a tool to assess nuclear physics uncertainties in nucleosynthesis studies

  title={Monte Carlo variations as a tool to assess nuclear physics uncertainties in nucleosynthesis studies},
  author={Thomas Rauscher},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • T. Rauscher
  • Published 15 September 2019
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
The propagation of uncertainties in reaction cross sections and rates of neutron-, proton-, and $\alpha$-induced reactions into the final isotopic abundances obtained in nucleosynthesis models is an important issue in studies of nucleosynthesis and Galactic Chemical Evolution. We developed a Monte Carlo method to allow large-scale postprocessing studies of the impact of nuclear uncertainties on nucleosynthesis. Temperature-dependent rate uncertainties combining realistic experimental and… 

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