Element synthesis calculations for stellar explosions: Robust uncertainties, sensitivities, and radioactive ion beam measurements

Michael S. Smith, W. Raphael Hix, Suzanne Parete-Koon, Luc Dessieux, Zhanwen Ma, Sumner Starrfield, Daniel W. Bardayan, Michael W. Guidry, Donald L. Smith, Jeffery C. Blackmon, Anthony Mezzacappa

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We utilize multiple-zone, post-processing element synthesis calculations to determine the impact of recent ORNL radioactive ion beam measurements on predictions of novae and X-ray burst simulations. We also assess the correlations between all relevant reaction rates and all synthesized isotopes, and translate nuclear reaction rate uncertainties into abundance prediction uncertainties, via a unique Monte Carlo technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4 SPEC.ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Dec 27 2004


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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