Nuclear Detective Work in the Early Universe: The Mysterious Origin of Protein-Rich Stable Nuclei

Andrew Ratkiewicz | 22-LW-029

Executive Summary

We will determine if the neutrino-p astrophysical process can create proton-rich stable nuclei by extending a Laboratory-pioneered nuclear-reaction measurement approach to a new class of reactions. If successful, we will enable measurements of interest to stockpile stewardship and nuclear astrophysics.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

In, E. et al. "Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov Predictions for Ground State Properties of Even-even Mo Isotopes." Nuclear Structure 2022. Berkeley, CA. June 2022. LLNL-POST-835815.

In, E. et al. "Self-Consistent HFB+QRPA Calculations for Selected Mo Isotopes." American Physical Society 2022 Division of Nuclear Physics. Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society. New Orleans, LA. October 2022. LLNL-ABS-836908.

Ratkiewicz, A. "Surrogate Reaction Studies in the FRIB era." 17th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (Invited). Capetown, South Africa. March 2022. LLNL-PRES-840470.