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By Jorge G. Hirsch (editor), Danny Page (editor)

What's the Universe made from? How previous is it? How does a supernova explode? do we observe black holes? And the place do cosmic rays originate? This quantity offers a finished and pedagogical advent to trendy rules and difficult difficulties in nuclear and particle astrophysics. Articles written through 8 top specialists conceal a wealth of fascinating issues. jointly, they current the Universe as a laboratory for trying out state of the art physics. This well timed quantity effectively bridges the space among convention complaints and really expert monographs. It presents a useful source for graduate scholars and lively researchers in nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

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Some of it will be discussed in the following section. 2. Theoretical Cross Section Predictions Explosive nuclear burning in astrophysical environments produces unstable nuclei, which again can be targets for subsequent reactions. In addition, it involves a very large number of stable nuclei, which are not fully explored by experiments. Thus, it is necessary to be able to predict reaction cross sections and thermonuclear rates with the aid of theoretical models. Explosive burning in supernovae involves in general intermediate mass and heavy nuclei.

1978) employed optical square well potentials and made use of the black nucleus approximation. Thielemann et al. (1987) employed the optical potential for neutrons and protons given by Jeukenne, Lejeune, k Mahaux (1977), based on microscopic infinite nuclear matter calculations for a given density, applied with a local density approximation. It includes corrections of the imaginary part by Fantoni et al. (1981) and Mahaux (1982). The resulting s-wave neutron strength function < T°/D > |i e v = (l/27r)Tn(j=O)(leV) is shown and discussed in Thielemann et al.

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