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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 15, 291-293 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2002-10063-3

Short Note

Potential resonant screening effects on stellar $\chem{^{12}C + {}^{12}C}$ reaction rates

R. Cussons, K. Langanke and T. Liolios

Institute for Physics and Astronomy, University of Århus, Denmark


(Received: 24 May 2002 / Revised version: 4 July 2002 / Published online: 7 November 2002)

The $\chem{^{12}C + {}^{12}C}$ fusion cross-sections show a resonant behavior down to the lowest energies accessible so far in the laboratory. If this tendency continues into the astrophysical energy range, the stellar $\chem{^{12}C + {}^{12}C}$ reaction rates have to be corrected for resonant screening effects, in addition to the conventional screening corrections. We estimate the resonant screening effects in the weak electron screening limit for hydrostatic burning and white-dwarf environments.

26.50.+x - Nuclear physics aspects of novae, supernovae, and other explosive environments.
21.30.-x - Nuclear forces.

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