Weak rate library

UPDATE: Version 1.1 of the weak interaction rates library by Chris Sullivan has been released.

UPDATE: Version 1.2 of the weak interaction rates library is now available. It includes two new sets of rate tables and a more sophisticated rate approximation method, all referenced below. Also included with this version is a single recommended rate table, which incorporates rates from all available tables based on their priority within the weak rate library.

A new open source weak interaction rate library with the aim of standardizing the incorporation of weak rates in astrophysical simulations is now available. This library brings together all major weak interaction rate tables and is easily expanded to incorporate new tables of arbitrary grid resolution and ranges of density and temperature. Its first implementation was in the sensitivity study of core-collapse supernovae to nuclear electron capture (reference [1] above). For that work, this library was implemented into the neutrino-interaction library NuLib, by Evan O'Connor. Please contact Chris Sullivan (see below for contact details) if you are interested in adding a table to this library, or have questions about implementing the library in your codes.

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| Sullivan, C., O'Connor, E., Zegers, R. G. T., Grubb, T., & Austin, S. M. (2015). |
| The Sensitivity of Core-Collapse Supernovae to Nuclear Electron Capture.         |
| The Astrophysical Journal, 816, 44.                                              |
| http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/0004-637X/816/1/44                     |
| Contact: Chris Sullivan Email: sullivan@nscl.msu.edu                             |
|            Remco Zegers Email: zegers@nscl.msu.edu                               |
| DOWNLOAD: Weak Rate Library                                                      | 
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Data tables for use in the above weak rates library:**
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| Fuller, G. M., Fowler, W. A., & Newman, M. J. (1982).                        |
| Stellar weak interaction rates for intermediate-mass nuclei.                 |
| II - A = 21 to A = 60. The Astrophysical Journal, 252, 715.                  |
| http://doi.org/10.1086/159597                                                |
| DOWNLOAD: FFN table                                                          |
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| Oda, T., Hino, M., Muto, K., Takahara, M., & Sato, K. (1994).                |
| Rate Tables for the Weak Processes of sd-Shell Nuclei in Stellar Matter.     |
| Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables, 56(2), 231-403.                         |
| http://doi.org/10.1006/adnd.1994.1007                                        |
| DOWNLOAD: Oda et al. table                                                   |
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| Langanke, K., & Mart\'{i}nez-Pinedo, G. (2000).                              |
| Shell-model calculations of stellar weak interaction rates:                  |
| II. Weak rates for nuclei in the mass range in supernovae environments.      |
| Nuclear Physics A, 673(1-4), 481-508.                                        |
| http://doi.org/10.1016/S0375-9474(00)00131-7                                 |
| DOWNLOAD: LMP table                                                          |
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| Langanke, K., & Mart\'{i}nez-Pinedo, G. (2003).                              |
| Electron capture rates on nuclei and implications for stellar core collapse. |
| Physical Review Letters 90, 241102.                                          |
| http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v90/i24/e241102                              |
| DOWNLOAD: LMSH table                                                         |
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| Pruet, J. & Fuller, G. M. (2003)                                             |
| Estimates of Stellar Weak Interaction Rates for Nuclei in the Mass Range     |
| A = 65 - 80. The Astrophysical Journal, 149, 1.                              |
| http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/376753 |
| And private communication		                                       |
| DOWNLOAD: Pruet 66-80 table 1 |
| DOWNLOAD: Pruet 66-80 table 2 |
| DOWNLOAD: Pruet 81-110 table  |		  
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| Toshio Suzuki, Hiroshi Toki and Ken'ichi Nomoto (2016).                       |
| ELECTRON-CAPTURE AND beta-DECAY RATES FOR sd-SHELL NUCLEI IN STELLAR ENVIRONMENTS|
| RELEVANT TO HIGH-DENSITY O–NE–MG CORES. The Astrophysical Journal, 817, 163   |
| DOWNLOAD: Suzuki Honma table |
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| When no rates are available in any of the above rate tables, an approximation |
| method is used:                                                               |
| Ad. R. Raduta (2017)                                                          |
| Stellar electron capture rates on neutron-rich nuclei and their impact on     | 
| stellar core collapse. Physical Review C, 95, 025805.                         |
| https://journals.aps.org/prc/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevC.95.025805 |
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| A single rate table (ascii format) incorporating all the weak rates above    |
| DOWNLOAD: Single weak rate tables |
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** Make reference to the listed citations if utilizing these rates in the
aformentioned library or otherwise