Uncertainties in direct neutron capture calculations due to nuclear structure models

T. Rauscher, K.L. Kratz, H. Oberhummer, J. Dobaczewski, P. Moller, M. Sharma

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The prediction of cross sections for nuclei far off stability is crucial in the field of nuclear astrophysics. For spherical nuclei close to the dripline the statistical model (Hauser-Feshbach) approach is not applicable and direct contributions may dominate the cross sections. For neutron-rich, even-even Sn targets, we compare the resulting neutron capture cross sections when consistently taking the input for the direct capture calculations from three different microscopic models. The results underline the sensitivity of cross sections calculated in the direct model to nuclear structure models which can lead to high uncertainties when lacking experimental information
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C327-C330
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 1997
Event4th International Conference on Nuclei in the Cosmos - NOTRE DAME, India
Duration: 20 Jun 199627 Jun 1996




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