The Influence of Nuclear Reactions and Nuclear Structure in Astrophysics
Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
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Published online: 22 November 2017
Nuclear reactions play an important role for the energy production and the nucleosynthesis in stars. New facilities, able to accelerate radioactive nuclei or high-intensity stable beams have allowed us to measure in the laboratory reactions involving short-lived nuclei or processes with very small cross sections, which are crucial for stellar nucleosynthesis. I will discuss some of the recent experiments studying fusion and transfer reactions with radioactive beams which play a critical role in various quiescent and explosive stellar environments.
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