Masses and lifetimes for r-process nucleosynthesis: FRIB outlook
Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN USA
2 Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM USA
Published online: 16 May 2018
Nuclear masses and lifetimes are key inputs for calculations of rapid neutron capture (r-process) nucleosynthesis. Masses and half-lives for thousands of nuclei from the valley of stability to the neutron drip line are required and only a fraction have been experimentally measured. Here we examine the promise of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, now under construction at Michigan State University, to dramatically reduce uncertainties in r-process abundance patterns due to uncertain masses and half-lives.
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