# Primordial lithium abundance in catalyzed big bang nucleosynthesis

@article{Bird2007PrimordialLA,
title={Primordial lithium abundance in catalyzed big bang nucleosynthesis},
author={Christina Marie Bird and Kristen Koopmans and Maxim Pospelov},
journal={Physical Review D},
year={2007},
volume={78},
pages={083010}
}
• Published 8 March 2007
• Physics
• Physical Review D
There exists a well-known problem with the {sup 7}Li+{sup 7}Be abundance predicted by standard big bang nucleosynthesis being larger than the value observed in population II stars. The catalysis of big bang nucleosynthesis by metastable, {tau}{sub X} > or approx. 10{sup 3} sec, charged particles X{sup -} is capable of suppressing the primordial {sup 7}Li+{sup 7}Be abundance and making it consistent with the observations. We show that to produce the correct abundance, this mechanism of…

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