The gamma-ray lines emitted when 56Ni decays to 56Fe are shown to provide a photon flux which is a significant fraction of the diffuse background near 1 MeV. Successful measurement of the line profties can reveal both the present and past rates of nucleosynthesis in the Universe.
Measuring the Rate of Nucleosynthesis with a Gamma-Ray DetectorThe Astrophysical Journal
PublisherThe American Astronomical Society
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