EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 242, 2020International Workshop on Fission Product Yields (FPY 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||28 September 2020|
Following Fission Products in Explosive Astrophysical Environments
1 Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
2 Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
3 Center for Theoretical Astrophysics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
Published online: 28 September 2020
The astrophysical process by which the heaviest elements are formed in the universe is known as the rapid neutron capture process, or r process, of nucleosynthesis. The r process is characterized by the neutron capture and β− decay of short-lived, neutron-rich atomic nuclei; in suitably extreme environments, nuclear fission can also play a major role in determining the ensuing nucleosynthesis. In this work, we present the application of our recently developed nucleosynthesis tracing framework to precisely quantify the impact that neutron-induced and β− -delayed fission processes have in r-process environments that produce fissioning nuclei.
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