EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 260, 2022The 16th International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos (NIC-XVI)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Nuclear Properties for Astrophysics|
|Published online||24 February 2022|
Beyond-mean-field calculations of allowed and first-forbidden β− decays of r-process waiting-point nuclei
1 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Planckstraße 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
2 Fakultät für Physik, Universität Bielefeld, D-33615, Bielefeld, Germany
3 Department of Physics, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008, USA
4 National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
5 Institut für Kernphysik (Theoriezentrum), Fachbereich Physik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Schlossgartenstraße 2, 64298 Darmstadt, Germany
6 Helmholtz Forschungsakademie Hessen für FAIR, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Planckstraße 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
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Published online: 24 February 2022
β-decay rates of neutron-rich nuclei, in particular those located at neutron shell closures, play a central role in simulations of the heavy-element nucleosynthesis and resulting abundance distributions. We present β-decay half-lives of even-even N = 82 and N = 126 r-process waiting-point nuclei calculated in the approach based on relativistic quasiparticle random phase approximation with quasiparticle-vibration coupling. The calculations include both allowed and first-forbidden transitions. In the N = 82 chain, the quasiparticlevibration coupling has an important impact close to stability, as it increases the contribution of Gamow-Teller modes and improves the agreement with the available data. In the N = 126 chain, we find the decay to proceed dominantly via first-forbidden transitions, even when the coupling to vibrations is included.
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