Constraining astrophysical reaction rates: using the storage rings at FAIR/GSI
1 Goethe University Frankfurt, Max-von-Laue Strasse 1, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
2 GSI Darmstadt, Planckstrasse 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
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Published online: 30 December 2017
Ion optical calculations for a storage ring at the present GSI facility for direct proton-induced reactions relevant for different astrophysical processes are presented. As an example case, the 59Cu(p,γ) and 59Cu(p,α) reactions are shown. The branching of these two reactions is important in X-ray burst scenarios, since it determines the breakout out of the major 56Ni waiting point.
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