# The thermal neutron capture cross section of the radioactive isotope $^{60}$Fe

@article{Heftrich2015TheTN,
title={The thermal neutron capture cross section of the radioactive isotope \$^\{60\}\$Fe},
author={Tanja Heftrich and Martin Bichler and R. Dressler and Klaus Eberhardt and A. W. Endres and J. Glorius and Kathrin Gobel and Gabriele Hampel and Michael Heftrich and Franz Kappeler and Claudia Lederer and M. Mikorski and Ralf Plag and Rene Reifarth and Christian Stieghorst and Stefan Schmidt and Dorothea Schumann and Zuzana Slavkovsk'a and Kerstin Sonnabend and Anton Wallner and M. Weigand and Norbert Wiehl and Stephan Zauner},
journal={Physical Review C},
year={2015},
volume={92},
pages={015806}
}
50% of the heavy element abundances are produced via slow neutron capture reactions in different stellar scenarios. The underlying nucleosynthesis models need the input of neutron capture cross sections. One of the fundamental signatures for active nucleosynthesis in our galaxy is the observation of long-lived radioactive isotopes, such as $^{60}$Fe with a half-life of $2.60\times10^6$ yr. To reproduce this $\gamma$-activity in the universe, the nucleosynthesis of $^{60}$Fe has to be understood…
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