12C + 16O molecular resonances at deep sub-barrier energy
The existence of 12C + 16O molecular resonances at sub-barrier energy has been a significant problem in nuclear astrophysics because they strongly affect the 12C + 16O fusion reaction rate in type Ia supernovae and heavy stars. However, experimental surveys have been limited to 4 MeV and cannot access the deep sub-barrier energy due to a very small fusion cross section. Here we predict ……
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Taniguchi Y. and Kimura M., 12C + 16O molecular resonances at deep sub-barrier energy.
Physics Letters, January 10, 2020.