$\beta$-delayed neutron emission of $r$-process nuclei at the $N=82$ shell closure

O. Hall, T. Davinson, A. Estrade, J. Liu, G. Lorusso, F. Montes, S. Nishimura, V. H. Phong, P. J. Woods, J. Agramunt, D. Ahn, A. Algora, J. M. Allmond, H. Baba, S. Bae, N. T. Brewer, C. G. Bruno, R. Caballero-Folch, F. Calvino, P. J. Coleman-Smith, G. Cortes, I. Dillmann, C. Domingo-Pardo, A. Fijalkowska, N. Fukuda, S. Go, C. J. Griffin, R. Grzywacz, L. J. Harkness-Brennan, T. Isobe, D. Kahl, L. H. Khiem, G. G. Kiss, A. Korgul, S. Kubono, M. Labiche, I. H. Lazurus, J. Liang, Z. Liu, K. Matsui, K. Miernik, B. Moon, A. I. Morales, P. Morrall, M. Mumpower, N. Nepal, R. D. Page, M. Piersa, V. F. E. Pucknell, B. C. Rasco, K. P. Rykaczewski, H. Sakurai, Y. Shimizu, D. W. Stracener, T. Sumikama, H. Suzuki, H. Takeda, J. L. Tain, A. Tarifeno-Saldivia, A. Tolosa-Delgado, M. Wolinska-Cichocka, R. Yokoyama

Published PLB 136266 (2021)

Theoretical models of $\beta$-delayed neutron emission are used as crucial inputs in r-process calculations. Benchmarking the predictions of these models is a challenge due to a lack of currently available experimental data. In this work the $\beta$-delayed neutron emission probabilities of 33 nuclides in the important mass regions south and south-west of $^{132}$Sn are presented, 16 for the first time. The measurements were performed at RIKEN using the Advanced Implantation Detector Array (AIDA) and the BRIKEN neutron detector array. The $P_{1n}$ values presented constrain the predictions of theoretical models in the region, affecting the final abundance distribution of the second r-process peak at $A \sim 130$.



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