Study of Be+d reactions for Standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

C. Angulo, E. Casarejos, A. Coc, T. Davinson, N. Achouri, D. Cortina-Gil, M. Couder, P. Figuera, B. Fulton, J. Kiener, P. Leleux, I. Mukha, A.S. Murphy, A. Ninane, N. Orr, V. Tatischeff, F. Vanderbist

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The recent WMAP results tightly constrain the baryon density in the universe, which in turn constrains the light element abundance predicted in Standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (SBBN). There is a discrepance in the Li abundance which cannot be explained by uncertainties in the main reactions included in the SBBN. Up to now, the influence of the reaction Be(d,p)2α has been neglected. We have investigated this reaction at SBBN energies using a radioactive Be beam and a (CD) self-supporting target at the CYCLONE RIB facility at Louvain-la-Neuve. The experimental method is briefly described. Preliminary results and consequences for primordial nucleosynthesis are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2005


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