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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C331-C334
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 1997
Event4th International Conference on Nuclei in the Cosmos - NOTRE DAME, India
Duration: 20 Jun 199627 Jun 1996


Nuclear Astrophysics requires the knowledge of reaction rates over a wide range of nuclei and temperatures. In recent calculations the nuclear level density – as an important ingredient to the statistical model (Hauser-Feshbach) – has shown the highest uncertainties.
In a back-shifted fermi-Gas formalism utilizing an energy-dependent level density
parameter and employing microscopic corrections from a recent FRDM mass formula, we obtain a highly improved fit to experimental level densities. The resulting level density is used for determining criteria for the applicability of the statistical model

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