PArthENoPE revolutions

Published: 15 November 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/wvgr7d8yt9.2


This paper presents the main features of a new and updated version of the program PArthENoPE, which the community has been using for many years for computing the abundances of light elements produced during Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. This is the third release of the PArthENoPE code, after the 2008 and the 2018 ones, and will be distributed from the code's website, Apart from minor changes, the main improvements in this new version include a revisited implementation of the nuclear rates for the most important reactions of deuterium destruction, 2H(p,γ)^3 He, 2H(d, n)^3 He and 2H(d, p)^3 H, and a re-designed GUI, which extends the functionality of the previous one. The new GUI, in particular, supersedes the previous tools for running over grids of parameters with a better management of parallel runs, and it offers a brand-new set of functions for plotting the results.



Cosmology, Primordial Nucleosynthesis, Neutrino Physics, Computational Physics