Radioactive ion beams in nuclear astrophysics

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  1. Focus Point on Rewriting Nuclear Physics textbooks: 30 years with radioactive ion beam physics

Abstract.

Unstable nuclei play a crucial role in the Universe. In this lecture, after a short introduction to the field of Nuclear Astrophysics, few selected cases in stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis are discussed to illustrate the importance and peculiarities of processes involving unstable species. Finally, some experimental techniques useful for measurements using radioactive ion beams and the perspectives in this field are presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e FisicaSeconda Università di NapoliCasertaItaly
  2. 2.INFNSezione di NapoliNapoliItaly

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