Few-Body Systems

, Volume 50, Issue 1–4, pp 53–59 | Cite as

Few-body Decay and Recombination in Nuclear Astrophysics

  • A. S. Jensen
  • D. V. Fedorov
  • R. de Diego
  • E. Garrido
  • R. Álvarez-Rodríguez
Article

Abstract

Three-body continuum problems are investigated for light nuclei of astrophysical relevance. We focus on three-body decays of resonances or recombination via resonances or the continuum background. The concepts of widths, decay mechanisms and dynamic evolution are discussed. We also discuss results for the triple α decay in connection with 2+ resonances and density and temperature dependence rates of recombination into light nuclei from α-particles and neutrons.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Jensen
    • 1
  • D. V. Fedorov
    • 1
  • R. de Diego
    • 2
  • E. Garrido
    • 2
  • R. Álvarez-Rodríguez
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyAarhus UniversityÅrhus CDenmark
  2. 2.Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSICMadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y NuclearUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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