The 10B(α,n)14N reaction and its impact on first-generation stars

Published: February 2020 Wiescher

Lead Author(s): Q. Liu

First generation massive stars offer a unique setting for exploring the first appearance of heavier nuclei in a primordial environments. The triple-alpha-process primarily facilitates conversion of helium to carbon, there are however alternative reaction paths that may have a significant role. An example is the sequence of 2H(α,γ)6Li(α,γ)10B(α,n)13N. Learn more

Publication: Low-energy cross-section measurement of the 10B(α,n)13N reaction and its impact on neutron production in first-generation stars