Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2023
Volume 68, Number 6
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Apr 15-18)
Virtual (Apr 24-26); Time Zone: Central Time
Session B03: Recent theoretical progress in few-body and multiparticle dynamics
10:45 AM–12:33 PM,
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Room: MG Salon B - 3rd Floor
Sponsoring Units: DNP GFB
Chair: Sofia Quaglioni, Lawrence Livermore Natl Lab
Abstract: B03.00002 : Ab initio prediction of α(d,γ)6Li at Big Bang nucleosynthesis energies*
11:21 AM–11:57 AM
The radiative capture α(d,γ)6Li is the dominant process in the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) of 6Li. It therefore strongly influences the abundance ratio of 6Li/7Li, for which observational data are three orders of magnitude higher than BBN predictions. Because of the low cross section and the large experimental uncertainties, it is crucial to have accurate predictions. In this talk, I will present an ab initio calculation of α(d,γ)6Li, where all nucleons are active and interacting through chiral-EFT nucleon- and three-nucleon forces. After reviewing the ab initio no-core shell model with continuum method, I will show our results  which are in excellent agreement with the recent LUNA data . I will also discuss the importance of each electromagnetic transitions on α(d,γ)6Li at BBN energies.
 C. Hebborn, G. Hupin, K. Kravvaris, S. Quaglioni, P. Navrátil and P. Gysbers, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 042503 (2022).
 Anders et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 042501 (2014).
*This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, under the FRIB Theory Alliance Award No. DE-SC0013617 and by LLNL under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344.
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