β-decay of neutron-rich nuclei with Z ∼ 60: The origin of rare-earth elements

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Abstract

A large fraction of the rare-earth elements around A = 160 observed in the solar system are produced in the astrophysical rapid (r-) neutron-capture process. However, current stellar models cannot completely explain the relative abundance of these elements partially because of nuclear physics uncertainties. To address this problem, a β-decay spectroscopy experiment was performed at RI Beam Factory (RIKEN), aimed at studying a wide range of very neutron-rich nuclei with Z ∼ 60. This experiment provides a test of nuclear models as well as experimental inputs for r-process calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume07-11-July-2015
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event13th Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2014 - Debrecen, Hungary
Duration: Jul 7 2014Jul 11 2014

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