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Chou 1971

Chou, C.K., 1971: The proton-proton reaction and related reactions in an intense magnetic field. Astrophys. Space Sci., 10, no. 2, 291-308, doi:10.1007/BF00704088.

The reaction rates for the proton-proton reaction and the related electron capture reaction in a strongly magnetized relativistic electron gas of arbitrary degree of degeneracy are computed. The proton-proton reaction rates are unaffected by the presence of the magnetic field for field strengths up to the critical value Hq = m2c3/eℏ = 4.414×1013G. For fields greater than Hqq, the proton-proton reaction rates are enhanced linearly with Θ (Θ = H/Hq).

The PeP reaction is investigated in detail for a wide range of temperatures, densities and magnetic field strengths that are of interest. The main results are as follows: In the non-degenerate regime the reaction rates are significantly reduced for high temperatures (T9 ≳ 5) and low fields (Θ ≲ 1). For instance, 𝓡pep(H) = 0.04 𝓡pep(O) at Θ = 10-3, T9 = 10. For relatively high fields (Θ > 1) and low temperatures (T9 ≲ 2), the reaction rates are enhanced approximately linearly with Θ. In the complete degenerate regime the reaction rates are reduced up to one-third of the field-free value for moderate densities (ρ6e ≲ 10). At high densities (ρ6e ≳ 10) the reaction rates are unaffected by the magnetic field.

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@article{ch04510y,
  author={Chou, C. K.},
  title={The proton-proton reaction and related reactions in an intense magnetic field},
  year={1971},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  volume={10},
  number={2},
  pages={291--308},
  doi={10.1007/BF00704088},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ch04510y
AU  - Chou, C. K.
PY  - 1971
TI  - The proton-proton reaction and related reactions in an intense magnetic field
JA  - Astrophys. Space Sci.
JO  - Astrophysics and Space Science
VL  - 10
IS  - 2
SP  - 291
EP  - 308
DO  - 10.1007/BF00704088
ER  -

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