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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)650C-652C
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2003
Event7th International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos (NIC7) - FUJI, Japan
Duration: 8 Jul 200212 Jul 2002


A simple description for obtaining the parity distribution of nuclear levels in the pf + g(9/2) shell as a function of excitation energy was recently derived. We implement this in a global nuclear level density model. In the framework of the statistical model, cross sections and astrophysical reaction rates are calculated in the Fe region and compared to rates obtained with the common assumption of an equal distribution of parities. We find considerable differences, especially for reactions involving particles in the exit channel.

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