Zeitschrift für Physik A Hadrons and Nuclei

, Volume 352, Issue 4, pp 353–354 | Cite as

Comment on the7Li(p, γ)8Be reaction at energies of astrophysical interest

  • H. R. Weller
  • R. M. Chasteler
Short Note


The results of two recent publication are reconsidered. These papers argue that the p-wave effects seen in the7Li(p, γ)8Be reaction belowEp=80 keV can be accounted for by considering the low-energy tail of the p-wave resonance atEp=441 keV. It is shown that the cross section and analyzing power data require an order-of-magnitude more p-wave strength when considered together.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. R. Weller
    • 1
  • R. M. Chasteler
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear LaboratoryDuke University and Triangle UniversitiesDurhamUSA

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