Impact of nuclear reaction rate uncertainties on nova models

W. R. Hix, M. S. Smith, Sumner Starrfield, A. Mezzacappa, D. L. Smith

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We have, for the first time, determined the effect of nuclear reaction rate uncertainties on nova model predictions by simultaneously considering uncertainties in all relevant reaction rates. Our unique Monte Carlo approach enables a robust determination of uncertainties of nuclear origin in predictions of synthesized abundances, including radioisotopes which may be observable. This technique also enables us to identify which reactions most influence the production of each isotope, thereby guiding future measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)620-622
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 28 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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