Fission in the $r$-process
Contributed presentation on 05/2019
Fission has often been a neglected nuclear physics input for r-process simulations, despite its effect on the presence of long-lived actinides and influence in creation of the second (A~130) peak. I cover recent progress made at Los Alamos in improving fission properties relevant for the rapid neutron capture process (r-process). These new calculations include results for neutron-induced fission rates, beta-delayed fission and fission yields that arise from a detailed study of the Finite-Range Liquid-Drop Model. I end with a discussion of the impact of these new theory calculations on the abundances and observational properties of the r-process.
|Year||Authors||Title (Click for more details)||Journal (PDF)|
|2019||N. Vassh, R. Vogt, R. Surman, J. Randrup, et al.||Using excitation-energy dependent fission yields to identify key fissioning nuclei in r-process nucleosynthesis||J. Phys. G 46 065202|
|2018||M. Mumpower, T. Kawano, T. M. Sprouse, N. Vassh, et al.||$\beta$-delayed fission in $r$-process nucleosynthesis||ApJ 869 1|