Measurement of 73Ge(n, γ) cross sections and implications for stellar nucleosynthesis
C. Lederer-Woods et al.
Paper International Journal with referee
73Ge() cross sections were measured at the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN up to neutron energies of 300 keV, providing for the first time experimental data above 8 keV. Results indicate that the stellar cross section at keV is 1.5 to 1.7 times higher than most theoretical predictions. The new cross sections result in a substantial decrease of 73Ge produced in stars, which would explain the low isotopic abundance of 73Ge in the solar system.
Physics Letters B 790 (2019) 458-465 https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.01.045