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Current quests in nucleosynthesis: Present and future neutron-induced reaction measurements

Praena, J.; Pignatari, M.; Mastinu, P.F.; Martín-Hernández, G.; Prete, G.; Quesada, J.M.; Sabaté-Gilarte, M.


J. Praena

M. Pignatari

P.F. Mastinu

G. Martín-Hernández

G. Prete

J.M. Quesada

M. Sabaté-Gilarte


S. Lunardi

P.G. Bizzeti

C. Bucci

M. Chiari

A. Dainese

P. Di Nezza

R. Menegazzo

A. Nannini

C. Signorini

J.J. Valiente-Dobon


We present some open questions in nucleosynthesis focused on the measurement of relevant neutron capture cross-sections and on new experimental methods. We review the recent 63 Ni(n,γ) experiment carried out at the n-TOF facility at CERN and its astrophysical implications as well as future experiments and opportunities at n-TOF. We argue some improvements in the measurement of cross-sections by activation arising from a new method for the generation of stellar neutron spectra. We show preliminary results of the experimental validation of the method. We discuss the astrophysical implications of the 181 Ta(n,γ) stellar cross-section measured with this method. Finally, we describe challenging experiments consisting of in situ radioactive ion beams and stellar neutron beams. © Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2014.


Praena, J., Pignatari, M., Mastinu, P., Martín-Hernández, G., Prete, G., Quesada, J., & Sabaté-Gilarte, M. (2014). Current quests in nucleosynthesis: Present and future neutron-induced reaction measurements. EPJ Web of Conferences, 66, 07022.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2014
Online Publication Date Mar 20, 2014
Publication Date Apr 14, 2014
Deposit Date Jun 29, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jul 20, 2018
Journal EPJ Web of Conferences
Print ISSN 2100-014X
Electronic ISSN 2100-014X
Publisher EDP Sciences
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 66
Article Number 07022
Pages 07022
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© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2014<br /> <br /> This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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