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Formation of Neutron-Rich and Superheavy Elements in Astrophysical Objects

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ABSTRACT

We calculate the reaction and the fusion cross-sections of neutron-rich heavy nuclei taking light exotic isotopes as projectiles. Results of neutron-rich Pb and U isotopes are demonstrated as the representative targets and He, B as the projectiles. The Gluaber Model and the Coupled Channel Formalism are used to evaluate the reaction and the fusion cross-sections for the cases considered. Based on the analysis of these cross-sections, we predict the formation of heavy, superheavy and super-superheavy elements through rapid neutron/ light nuclei capture r-process of the nucleosynthesis in astrophysical objects.

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R. Panda and S. Patra, "Formation of Neutron-Rich and Superheavy Elements in Astrophysical Objects," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 1 No. 5, 2010, pp. 312-318. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2010.15044.

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