Nuclear physics aspects of the astrophysical p-process

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An overview is given on the experimental nuclear physics aspects of the astrophysical p-process that is responsible for the production of the heavy proton-rich nuclei known as p-nuclei. The nuclear physics input of the p-process scenario involves the knowledge of radiative capture cross sections, mostly calculated by the Hauser-Feshbach statistical model. Our experiments test the reliability of the model calculations in the proton-rich region as well as provide experimental information on the cross sections relevant to the p-process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1688-1695
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Atomic Nuclei
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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