Informing neutron capture nucleosynthesis on short-lived nuclei with (d,p) reactions
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
2 Nuclear & Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, 94550 USA
3 Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 USA
4 Department of Physics & Astronomy, Michigan State University and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
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Published online: 30 December 2017
Neutron capture on unstable nuclei is important in understanding abundances in r-process nucleosynthesis. Previously, the non-elastic breakup of the deuteron in the (d,p) reaction has been shown to provide a neutron that can be captured by the nucleus and the gamma-ray decay of the subsequent compound nucleus can be modelled to predict the gamma-ray decay of the compound nucleus in the (n,γ) reaction. Preliminary results from the 95Mo(d,pγ) reaction in normal kinematics support the (d,pγ) reaction as a valid surrogate for neutron capture. The techniques to measure the (d,pγ) reaction in inverse kinematics have been developed.
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