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Indirect nuclear physics techniques for studying nova nucleosynthesis

Jenkins, DG, Meadowcroft, A, Pattabiraman, NS, Seweryniak, D, Lister, CJ, Carpenter, MP, Janssens, RVF, Rehm, KE, Lauritsen, T, Zhu, S , Woods, PJ, Davinson, T, Lotay, GJ and José, J (2009) Indirect nuclear physics techniques for studying nova nucleosynthesis

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Classical novae are a site of explosive nucleosynthesis where hydrogen rich material from a companion giant star accretes onto the surface of a white warf. Critical to our understanding of nova explosions are proton-capture reaction rates involved in the nucleosynthesis. While, ideally, all of the relevant (p,γ) reactions would be measured directly, in practice, such measurements are very challenging and are only possible in a few cases. This provides considerable scope for indirect measurements including transfer reactions, mass measurements, beta-decay and gamma- ray spectroscopy. The latter technique, until recently largely neglected as an input in nuclear astrophysics analyses, has clear advantages in locating resonances with high energy precision and assisting in determining the spin and parity of resonances. Such information is very valuable in a complementary approach to indirect determinations of key reaction rates. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Jenkins, DG
Meadowcroft, A
Pattabiraman, NS
Seweryniak, D
Lister, CJ
Carpenter, MP
Janssens, RVF
Rehm, KE
Lauritsen, T
Zhu, S
Woods, PJ
Davinson, T
José, J
Date : 5 May 2009
DOI : 10.1063/1.3108865
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:05
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 18:18

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