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Title: EMPIRE: A Reaction Model Code for Nuclear Astrophysics

The correct modeling of abundances requires knowledge of nuclear cross sections for a variety of neutron, charged particle and γ induced reactions. These involve targets far from stability and are therefore difficult (or currently impossible) to measure. Nuclear reaction theory provides the only way to estimate values of such cross sections. In this paper we present application of the EMPIRE reaction code to nuclear astrophysics. Recent measurements are compared to the calculated cross sections showing consistent agreement for n-, p- and α-induced reactions of strophysical relevance.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 (United States)
  2. NAPC-Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna-A-1400, PO Box 100 (Austria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22436717
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Data Sheets; Journal Volume: 120; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ASTROPHYSICS; CHARGED-PARTICLE REACTIONS; INTEGRAL CROSS SECTIONS; PHOTONUCLEAR REACTIONS; SIMULATION