Nuclear physics uncertainties of the astrophysical γ-process studied through the 64Zn(p,α)61Cu and 64Zn(p,γ)65Ga reactions

G. Gyürky, Zs. S. Fülöp, Z. Halász, G. Kiss, T. Szücs

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In a recent work, the cross section measurement of the 64Zn(p,α)61Cu reaction was used to prove that the standard α-nucleus optical potentials used in astrophysical network calculation fail to reproduce the experimental data at energies relevant for heavy element nucleosynthesis. In the present paper the analysis of the obtained experimental data are continued by comparing the results with the predictions using different parameters. It is shown that the recently suggested modification of the standard optical potential leads to a better description of the data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2018
Event7th Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference, NPA 2015 - York, United Kingdom
Duration: May 18 2015May 22 2015


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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