Critical reactions in the Neutrino=p-Process
- Carla Froehlich, North Carolina State University
Wednesday, February 22, 4:10 PM - Nuclear Science Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall
The nu-p-process is thought to occur in the innermost proton-rich layers ejected in core-collapse supernovae. The importance of the nu-p-process lies in the fact that it may contribute to the abundances of elements above nickel and possibly light p-nuclei. The reaction path of the nu-p-process lies in a region where nuclear masses are partly unknown and all involved reaction rates are based on theoretical predictions.I will report on a detailed study of the nu-p-process nucleosynthesis and its uncertainty due to nuclear physics, focusing on the reaction path at and above 56Ni. I will discuss how nuclear structure determines the basic properties of the process and how well it is constrained.