Volume 398, Number 2, February I 2003
|Page(s)||423 - 427|
|Published online||21 January 2003|
Proton-induced lithium destruction cross-section and its astrophysical implications
Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l'Ingegneria, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
2 Laboratori Nazionali del Sud-INFN, Catania, Italy
3 Centro Siciliano Fisica Nucleare e Struttura della Materia, Catania, Italy
4 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
5 Ruhr Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
6 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Corresponding author: C. Spitaleri, email@example.com
Accepted: 29 October 2002
Knowledge of the primordial nucleosynthesis offers a powerful tool to retrieve information on the baryon density of the Universe. In this context lithium isotopes play a crucial role and in particular we stress how important the bare nucleus cross-section for the 7Li(p, He reaction is. Recent application of the Trojan Horse Method led to an indirect measurement of that cross-section. In the present paper its astrophysical implications are examined in the case of the Solar lithium problem and of the primordial nucleosynthesis.
Key words: nuclear reactions, nucleosynthesis, abundances / Sun: abundances / cosmology: cosmological parameters
© ESO, 2003
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