Astrophysics at future radioactive beam facilities

Michael S. Smith, Hendrik Schatz, Francis Timmes, Michael Wiescher, Uwes Greife

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Significant progress in studies of core collapse supernovae, thermonuclear supernovae, X-ray bursts, novae, and other astrophysical phenomena require intense beams of a wide range of unstable nuclei. While some such beams are currently available and being used for important studies in nuclear astrophysics, the beams are often insufficient in intensity, purity, or available isotopes. It is anticipated that a next-generation radioactive beam facility will be built in the U.S. in the next decade to address these shortcomings, and a Working Group has been established to develop and promote nuclear astrophysics research at this new facility. Many of the topics addressed by the Working Group are relevant for the RIKEN RI Beam Factory, the planned GSI-Fair facility, and other advanced radioactive beam facilities around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Symposium on Nuclear Astrophysics - Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2006 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2006Jun 30 2006


Other9th International Symposium on Nuclear Astrophysics - Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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