Transfer Reactions in Nuclear Astrophysics
1 Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3366, USA
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4242, USA
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Published online: 3 February 2023
Transfer reactions are important tool in nuclear astrophysics. These reactions allow us to identify states in nuclei and to find the corresponding energies, to determine if these states can contribute to astrophysical nuclear reactions and ultimately to determine the strength of that contribution. In this paper,the basic details of how transfer reactions may be used in nuclear astrophysics are set out along with some common pitfalls to avoid.
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