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Thermonuclear Reaction Rates, II

Fowler, William A. and Caughlan, Georgeanne R. and Zimmermann, Barbara A. (1975) Thermonuclear Reaction Rates, II. Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 13 . pp. 69-112. ISSN 0066-4146.

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It has been eight years since the publication of Thermonuclear Reaction Rates by Fowler, Caughlan & Zimmerman (1967) (hereafter referred to as FCZ I) in volume 5 of this series. In the interim an enormous amount of experimental data has been obtained in nuclear laboratories throughout the world and new theoretical and computer-programmed techniques for analyzing these data and applying them to astrophysical circumstances have been developed. It has been 101 years since Mark Twain spoke so forthrightly, so it is indeed time for another "investment of fact." In this article we revise and update the charged particle reactions involving nuclei with A ≾ 30 in FCZ I, except for the H^2(d, γ)He^4 reaction whose reaction rate is very uncertain. Reactions involving neutrons are treated as neutron-producing reactions but factors for calculating the reverse reaction rate are provided as for all reactions. We have not revised the rates of the (n, γ) reactions given in FCZ l. To avoid duplication the reader is referred to FCZ I for the basic ideas underlying the determination of nuclear reaction rates under astrophysical conditions.

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Additional Information:© 1975 Annual Reviews. The survey of literature for this review was concluded in November 1974. Work supported in part by the National Science Foundation (GP-28027 and GP-36687X) at the California Institute of Technology. Work supported in part by the National Science Foundation (GP-9673) at Montana State University.
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Official Citation:Thermonuclear Reaction Rates, II William A. Fowler, Georgeanne R. Caughlan, and Barbara A. Zimmerman Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 13: 69 -112 (Volume publication date September 1975)
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