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Measurement of the reaction 17O(α,n)20Ne and its impact on the s process in massive stars (2013)
Journal Article
Best, A., Beard, M., Görres, J., Couder, M., Deboer, R., Falahat, S., …O'Brien, S. (2013). Measurement of the reaction 17O(α,n)20Ne and its impact on the s process in massive stars. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 87(4), doi:10.1103/physrevc.87.045805

Background: The ratio between the rates of the reactions 17O ( α , n ) 20Ne and 17O ( α , γ ) 21Ne determines whether 16O is an efficient neutron poison for the s process in massive stars, or if most of the neutrons captured by 16O(n,γ) are recycled... Read More