The stellar capture rate of 208Pb
High resolution neutron capture measurements of a highly enriched 208Pb sample were carried out at the Gelina pulsed neutron facility and the capture areas of twelve resonances in the range 1 - 400 keV were determined. From these values the Maxwellian-averaged cross-section <sigma> was calculated vs kT from 5 to 100 keV. After adding the estimated direct capture contribution, the results agree with those of previous activation measurements but are a factor of two lower than the Oak Ridge neutron capture data. The reason for such a discrepancy is highlighted in this report.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd International Symposium on Nuclear Astrophysics, Gran Sasso (IT), July 8-13, 1994
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Record Number: 199411063 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en