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Comment on "Shadow model for sub-barrier fusion applied to light systems"

Barnes, C. A. and Koonin, S. E. and Langanke, K. (1993) Comment on "Shadow model for sub-barrier fusion applied to light systems". Physical Review C, 48 (1). pp. 479-480. ISSN 0556-2813.

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We demonstrate that the cross sections derived from the "shadow model" for reactions between light nuclei disagree with low-energy laboratory data and exhibit unphysical behavior at energies below those for which data exist. As a consequence, the large thermonuclear reaction rates obtained by Scalia and Figuera [Phys. Rev. C 46, 2610 (1992)] are incorrect.

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Additional Information:©1993 The American Physical Society Received 29 January 1993 This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation, Grants No. PHY90-13248 and PHY91-15574.
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