The 13C(,n)16O reaction as a neutron source for the s-process in AGB low-mass stars Conference Paper uri icon


  • The 13 C(,n) 16 O reaction is considered to be the most important neutron source for producing the main component of the s-process in low mass stars. In this paper we focus our attention on two of the main open problems concerning its operation as a driver for the slow neutron captures. Recently, a new measurement of the 13 C(,n) 16 O reaction rate was performed via the Trojan Horse Method greatly increasing the accuracy. Contemporarily, on the modelling side, magnetic mechanisms were suggested to justify the production of the 13 C pocket, thus putting the s-process in stars on safe physical ground. These inputs allow us to reproduce satisfactorily the solar distribution of elements. 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

name of conference

  • SEVENTH EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS: Proceedings of the 7th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics

published proceedings

  • AIP Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Trippella, O., Busso, M., La Cognata, M., Spitaleri, C., Kiss, G. G., Rogachev, G. V., ... Spart, R.

complete list of authors

  • Trippella, O||Busso, M||La Cognata, M||Spitaleri, C||Kiss, GG||Rogachev, GV||Mukhamedzhanov, AM||Avila, M||Guardo, GL||Koshchiy, E||Kuchera, A||Lamia, L||Maiorca, E||Palmerini, S||Puglia, SMR||Romano, S||Santiago, D||Spartà, R

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM