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Neutron-induced nucleosynthesis

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages38
Pages (from-to)665-702
JournalSurveys in Geophysics
Journal publication dateNov 1996
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996


Neutron-induced nucleosynthesis plays an important role in astrophysical scenarios like in primordial nucleosynthesis in the early universe, in the s-process occurring in Red Giants, and in the cu-rich freeze-out and r-process taking place in supernovae of type II. A review of the three important aspects of neutron-induced nucleosynthesis is given: astrophysical background, experimental methods and theoretical models for determining reaction cross sections and reaction rates at thermonuclear energies. Three specific examples of neutron capture at thermal and thermonuclear energies are discussed in some detail.

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