The Karlsruhe Astrophysical Database of Nucleosynthesis in Stars Project - Status and Prospects

I. Dillmann, T. Szücs, R. Plag, Z. Fülöp, F. Käppeler, A. Mengoni, T. Rauscher

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The KADoNiS (Karlsruhe Astrophysical Database of Nucleosynthesis in Stars) project is an astrophysical online database for cross sections relevant for nucleosynthesis in the s process and the γ process. The s-process database ( was started in 2005 and is presently facing its 4th update (KADoNiS v1.0). The γ-process database (KADoNiS-p, was recently revised and re-launched in March 2013. Both databases are compilations for experimental cross sections with relevance to heavy ion nucleosynthesis. For the s process recommended Maxwellian averaged cross sections for kT=5-100 keV are given for more than 360 isotopes between 1H and 210Bi. For the γ-process database all available experimental data from (p, γ), (p, n), (p, α), (α, γ), (α, n), and (α, p) reactions between 70Ge and 209Bi in or close to the respective Gamow window were collected and can be compared to theoretical predictions. The aim of both databases is a quick and user-friendly access to the available data in the astrophysically relevant energy regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Data Sheets
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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