Measurement of 39K(p, γ)40Ca resonance strengths below 900 keVfor nucleosynthesis in classical novae

Published: June 2023 Wiescher

Lead Author(s): P. Scholz

Classical novae are one of the most frequent explosive nucleosynthesis events in our universe but are still not sufficiently understood. To this day, nuclear astrophysics cannot explain the endpoint of the nucleosynthesis networks that drive them. This is mainly due to a scarce experimental database of nuclear reaction rates for proton induced reactions in the mass region above silicon at temperatures between 0.1 and 0.4 GK. Learn more

Publication: Measurement of 39K(p,γ)40Ca resonance strengths below 900 keV for nucleosynthesis in classical novae