Decay properties of the key resonant states in8Li(α, n)11B for primordial nucleosynthesis

S. Kubono, N. Ikeda, M. H. Tanaka, T. Nomura, I. Katayama, Y. Fuchi, H. Kawashima, M. Ohura, H. Orihara, C. C. Yun, Y. Tajima, M. Yosoi, H. Ohnuma, H. Toyokawa, H. Miyatake, T. Shimoda, R. N. Boyd, T. Kubo, I. Tanihata, T. Kajino

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The particle decay property of the key resonant states in the reaction8Li(α,n)11B for the inhomogeneous big bang models was studied experimentally. The sum of the branching ratios of the 10.572 MeV state for the neutron decays to the excited states in11B is as large as for the ground state, indicating that the neutron decays to excited states are crucial and enhance the reaction rate for heavy element synthesis considerably.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-122
Number of pages2
JournalZeitschrift für Physik A Hadrons and Nuclei
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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