Reactor neutrons in nuclear astrophysics
1 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
2 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany
3 Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France
4 CENBG, CNRS/IN2 P3, Gradignan, France
5 KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
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Published online: 13 September 2017
The huge neutron fluxes offer the possibility to use research reactors to produce isotopes of interest, which can be investigated afterwards. An example is the half-lives of long-lived isotopes like 129I. A direct usage of reactor neutrons in the astrophysical energy regime is only possible, if the corresponding ions are not at rest in the laboratory frame. The combination of an ion storage ring with a reactor and a neutron guide could open the path to direct measurements of neutron-induced cross sections on short-lived radioactive isotopes in the astrophysically interesting energy regime.
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