Experimental nuclear astrophysics with radioactive ion beamsM. Aliotta
University of Edinburgh, School of Physics, JCMB King's Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, UK
(Received: January 31, 2007 / Published online: 8 December 2007)
Reactions involving unstable nuclei play an important role in many astrophysical sites. Radioactive ion beams provide a unique tool to investigate the structure of such unstable nuclei as well as the cross sections for many reactions of astrophysical relevance. This paper provides a brief survey of some recent results in experimental nuclear astrophysics with Radioactive Ion Beams, particularly for processes which take place during explosive hydrogen burning in novae and X-ray bursts. Some prospects for future studies at next generation facilities are also briefly discussed.
25.60.-t - Reactions induced by unstable nuclei.
26.30.+k - Nucleosynthesis in novae, supernovae, and other explosive stars.
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