Nuclear partition functions were calculated for a grid of temperatures from 1.2×1010 to 2.75×1011 K (1MeV<=kT<=24 MeV) within a Fermi-gas approach, including all nuclides from the proton-dripline to the neutron-dripline with proton number 9<=Z<=85. The calculation is based on a nuclear level density description published elsewhere, thus extending the previous tables of partition functions beyond 1010 K. Additional high-temperature corrections had to be applied.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
- Pub Date:
- August 2003
- Nuclear Reactions;
- Nuclear Theory
- 12 pages with 2 figures, accepted by Ap. J. Suppl.