Cosmological Lithium Problems
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University-Commerce,
TX 75429, USA
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Published online: 29 June 2018
We briefly describe the cosmological lithium problems followed by a summary of our recent theoretical work on the magnitude of the effects of electron screening, thepossible existence of dark matter parallel universes and the use of non-extensive (Tsal-lis) statistics during big bang nucleosynthesis. Solutions within nuclear physics are also discussed and recent measurements of cross-sections based on indirect experimental techniques are summarized.
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