Nuclear Partition Functions at Temperatures Exceeding 10 10 K

  title={Nuclear Partition Functions at Temperatures Exceeding 10 10 K},
  author={Thomas Rauscher},
  journal={Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  • T. Rauscher
  • Published 2 April 2003
  • Physics
  • Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Nuclear partition functions were calculated for a grid of temperatures from 1.2 × 1010 to 2.75 × 1011 K (1 MeV ≤ kT ≤ 24 MeV) within a Fermi-gas approach, including all nuclides from the proton-dripline to the neutron-dripline with proton number 9 ≤ Z ≤ 85. The calculation is based on a nuclear level density description published elsewhere, thus extending the previous tables of partition functions beyond 1010 K. Additional high-temperature corrections had to be applied. 

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