Neutron Capture in Low Mass Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars: Cross Sections and Abundance Signatures

@article{Arlandini1999NeutronCI,
  title={Neutron Capture in Low Mass Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars: Cross Sections and Abundance Signatures},
  author={Claudio Arlandini and Franz Kaeppeler and K. Wisshak and R.Gallino and M.Lugaro and Maurizio Busso and O. Straniero Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and University of Torino and Monash University Melbourne and A. Prokudin University of Torino and Astr. Obs. of Collurania},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={525},
  pages={886-900}
}
Recently improved information on the stellar (n, γ) cross sections of neutron magic nuclei at N = 82, and in particular of 142Nd, turn out to represent a sensitive test for models of s-process nucleosynthesis. While these data were found to be incompatible with the classical approach based on an exponential distribution of neutron exposures, they provide significantly better agreement between the solar abundance distribution of s nuclei and the predictions of models for low-mass asymptotic… 

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