β-decay studies of r-process nuclei at NSCL

J. Pereira, A. Aprahamian, O. Arndt, A. Becerril, T. Elliot, A. Estrade, D. Galaviz, S. Hennrich, P. Hosmer, L. Schnorrenberger, R. Kessler, K. L. Kratz, G. Lorusso, P. F. Mantica, M. Matos, F. Montes, B. Pfeiffer, M. Quinn, P. Santi, H. SchatzF. Schertz, E. Smith, B. E. Tomlin, W. B. Walters, A. Wöhr

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Observed neutron-capture elemental abundances in metal-poor stars, along with ongoing analysis of the extremely metal-poor Eu-enriched sub-class provide new guidance for astrophysical models aimed at finding the r-process sites. The present paper emphasizes the importance of nuclear physics parameters entering in these models, particularly β-decay properties of neutron-rich nuclei. In this context, several r-process motivated β-decay experiments performed at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) are presented, including a summary of results and impact on model calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470c-477c
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume805
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

Keywords

  • R-process nucleosynthesis
  • r-process waiting points
  • shell quenching
  • β-decay properties
  • β-delayed spectroscopy

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'β-decay studies of r-process nuclei at NSCL'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this