Revision of the derivation of stellar rates from experiment and impact on Eu s-process contributions

@article{Rauscher2013RevisionOT,
  title={Revision of the derivation of stellar rates from experiment and impact on Eu s-process contributions},
  author={Thomas Rauscher},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2013}
}
  • T. Rauscher
  • Published 30 August 2013
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
A new, general formalism to include experimental data in revised stellar rates is discussed, containing revised uncertainties. Application to the s-process shows that the actual uncertainties in the neutron capture rates can be larger than would be expected from the experimental errors alone. As a specific example for how astrophysical conclusions can depend on the approach selected to derive stellar rates, the 151Eu/(151Eu+153Eu) abundance ratio from AGB star models is presented. Finally, a… 
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