Stau-catalyzed big-bang nucleosynthesis reactions

Masayasu Kamimura, Yasushi Kino, Emiko Hiyama

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We study the new type of big-bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) reactions that are catalyzed by a hypothetical long-lived negatively charged, massive leptonic particle (called X-) such as the supersymmetric(SUSY) particle stau, the scalar partner of the tau lepton. It is known that if the X- particle has a lifetime of τX ≳ 103 s, it can capture a light element previously synthesized in standard BBN and form a Coulombic bound state and induces various types of reactions in which X - acts as a catalyst. Some of these X- -catalyzed reactions have significantly large cross sections so that the inclusion of there actions into the BBN network calculation can markedly change the abundances of some elements. We use a high-accuracy three-body calculation method developed by the authors and provide precise cross sections and rates of these catalyzed BBN reactions for use in the BBN network calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTours Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics - VII
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Tours Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics - Kobe, Japan
Duration: Nov 16 2009Nov 20 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other7th Tours Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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