Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis with updated nuclear data

Abstract : Primordial nucleosynthesis is one of the three evidences for the Big-Bang model together with the expansion of the Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background. There is a good global agreement over a range of nine orders of magnitude between abundances of 4He, D, 3He and 7Li deduced from observations and calculated primordial nucleosynthesis. This comparison was used to determine the baryonic density of the Universe. For this purpose, it is now superseded by the analysis of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation anisotropies. Big-Bang nucleosynthesis remains, nevertheless, a valuable tool to probe the physics of the early Universe. However, the yet unexplained, discrepancy between the calculated and observed lithium primordial abundances, has not been reduced, neither by recent nuclear physics experiments, nor by new observations. 1.
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A. Coc, E. Vangioni. Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis with updated nuclear data. Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics IV, Jun 2009, Frascati, Italy. pp.012001, ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/202/1/012001⟩. ⟨in2p3-00570365⟩

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