Investigating the Site of the Weak Rapid Neutron Capture Process

Wei Jia Ong | 19-ERD-036

Executive Summary

We are utilizing a combination of nuclear reaction rate measurements, computational modelling, and presolar grain isotopic measurements to test the viability of the neutrino-driven wind in a core collapse supernova as a source of elements between selenium and silver. If successful, we will resolve open questions about the weak rapid neutron capture process, thereby making a significant contribution to the field of nuclear astrophysics.

Publications, Presentations, Etc.

Ong, W. 2019. "Nuclear Astrophysics Research with the MUSIC Detector." Nuclear Physics Opportunities at ATLAS, ANL, July 2019. LLNL-PRES-781259.