The nuclear physics library for astrophysical
research that can be accessed here is called STARLIB, which is described
in detail in this publication. STARLIB has a number
of unique features: (i) it is a tabular library listing reaction rates (cm3mol-1s-1)
and decay (s-1) constants on a grid of temperatures between 1 MK and 10 GK; (ii) it
incorporates a recent evaluation of Monte Carlo based thermonuclear
(iii) it provides at each temperature, in addition to a recommended reaction
rate or decay constant, the associated factor uncertainty and probability density function. You can
download the entire library or a subset thereof, or you can simply look up the
rates for a given nuclear process. The heaviest nuclide contained in the present version of STARLIBv01 is 180Xe.
Display Individual Rate
Using the menus below, you may display the rate for a specified reaction and cut/paste the results into an editor. Click on
here or below for examples of format (multiple clicks give additional examples).
Only initial and final nuclides
should be considered, while omitting electrons and gamma rays, if using the format on the left. The format
in the middle allows the input of the reaction type with the initial nuclide.
The far right format is for beta decays, exclusively. For the special case of 26Al, the format "al26", "al*6", "al-6", "al01", "al02", and "al03" must be used (see Details). In addition, the source of the rates and the Q value used will be displayed (see Details).
Special reactions (for example, those including four final nuclei in the exit channel) can be chosen from the drop-down menu. Past STARLIB versions (when available) may also be chosen.
These pages are maintained by Anne Sallaska and Christian Iliadis, in collaboration with Art Champagne (UNC),
Sumner Starrfield (ASU), and Frank Timmes (ASU). For comments, send a message to the webmaster.
Supported by the National Science Foundation under award number AST-1008355 and
by the DOE under grant number DE-FG02-97ER41041.