Fusion reactions relevant for the carbon and oxygen burning cycles in highly evolved stars are investigated in a standard approach to fusion. We employ the double folding method to evaluate the ion-ion interactions with Gogny-D1 and M3Y-Paris n - n effective forces. The cross-section evaluation do not indicate a possible hindrance even at the lowest energies under the barrier. Reaction rates at temperatures relevant for the stellar processes are estimated and compared to the traditional and modern extrapolation formulas.
Nuclear Physics A
- Pub Date:
- March 2010
- Nuclear Theory
- 3pages, 3 figures, communicated at the 10th international conference on nucleus-nucleus collisions (NN2009), Aug. 16-21, 2009, Beijing, China