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Photodisintegration of $$^{80}$$Se; Implications for the s-process branching at $$^{79}$$Se

Makinaga, Ayano*; Utsunomiya, Hiroaki*; Goriely, S.*; Kaihori, Takeshi*; Goko, Shinji*; Akimune, Hidetoshi*; Yamagata, Tamio*; Toyokawa, Hiroyuki*; Matsumoto, Tetsuro*; Harano, Hideki*; Harada, Hideo  ; Kitatani, Fumito ; Hara, Kaoru; Hohara, Shinya*; Lui, Y.-W.*

Photoneutron cross sections were measured for $$^{80}$$Se immediately above the neutron separation energy with quasimonochromatic $$gamma$$-ray beams to experimentally constrain the E1 $$gamma$$ strength function for $$^{79}$$Se. Two sets of the $$gamma$$ strength function and the level density that equally meet the experimental constraint predict largely different neutron capture cross sections for $$^{79}$$Se. Based on the Maxwell-averaged cross sections of the latest compilation complemented with the predicted cross sections for $$^{79}$$Se, we calculated $$sigma$$N values of the main s-process component using a phenomenological model and deduced empirical abundances of the weak s-process component.



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