EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 170, 2018ANIMMA 2017
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||10 January 2018|
The role of 14 MeV neutrons in light element nucleosynthesis
Institute Ruder Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia until his retirement in 2004 email@example.com
Institute Ruder Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute Ruder Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia email@example.com
Published online: 10 January 2018
The 14 MeV neutron induced nuclear reactions which might contribute to better understanding of so-called “cosmological lithium problem” have been discussed. The BBN theory predicted 7Li overestimated value could be lowered by 2n induced reactions on Li-isotopes and/or 7Be destruction via resonance in d+7Be→9B process.
Proposals for 6Li+2n and 7Li+2n reactions cross section evaluations and measurements are discussed in some details.
We discuss also a preliminary measurements of n-n coincidences from the 10B(n,2n)9B reaction with two neutron detectors placed outside the cone of 14 MeV tagged neutron beam. From the time-of-flight measurements and known geometry we deduce the neutron energies and calculate the 9B missing mass spectrum.
Key words: astrophysics / astrochemistry / boron / gamma-rays / neutrons / nuclear physics / scintillation counters
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