PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 281 - The 26th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2016) - Plenary – Invited speakers
Novel Techniques for Constraining Neutron-capture Rates relevant to Heavy-element Nucleosynthesis
A.C. Larsen,* A. Spyrou, S. Liddick, M. Guttormsen, V. Wegner Ingeberg, S. Siem, M. Wiedeking, B. Crider, F. Naqvi, G. Perdikakis, M. Mumpower, R. Surman, G.M. Tveten, D.L. Bleuel, A. Couture, L. Crespo Campo, A. Dombos, A. Görgen, R. Lewis, S.M. Mosby, S. Nikas, C. Prokop, S. Quinn, T. Renstrøm, B. Rubio
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: May 04, 2017
Published on: May 09, 2017
Abstract
In this contribution we discuss new experimental approaches to indirectly provide information on neutron-capture rates relevant to the $r$-process. In particular, we focus on applications of the Oslo method to extract fundamental nuclear properties for reaction-rate calculations: the nuclear level density and the $\gamma$ strength function. Two methods are discussed in detail, the Oslo method in inverse kinematics and the beta-Oslo method. These methods present a first step towards constraining neutron-capture rates of importance to the $r$-process.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.281.0360
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