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Volume 178, 201816th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS16)
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Neutron capture on short-lived nuclei via the surrogate (d,pγ) reaction
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
2 Nuclear & Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA, 94550 USA
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Published online: 16 May 2018
Rapid r-process nucleosynthesis is responsible for the creation of about half of the elements heavier than iron. Neutron capture on shortlived nuclei in cold processes or during freeze out from hot processes can have a significant impact on the final observed r-process abundances. We are validating the (d,pγ) reaction as a surrogate for neutron capture with measurements on 95Mo targets and a focus on discrete transitions. The experimental results have been analyzed within the Hauser-Feshbach approach with non-elastic breakup of the deuteron providing a neutron to be captured. Preliminary results support the (d,pγ) reaction as a valid surrogate for neutron capture. We are poised to measure the (d,pγ) reaction in inverse kinematics with unstable beams following the development of the experimental techniques.
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