Owing the presence of the Coulomb barrier at astrophysically relevant kinetic energies, it is very difficult, or sometimes impossible to measure astrophysical reaction rates in laboratory. To overcome the problems related to the use of extrapolation procedure, the Trojan Horse Method (THM) has been applied extensively for the last 25 years to measure nuclear reaction cross sections of astrophysical interest. Although it has been mainly applied for charged particle-induced reactions, recently the THM has been found to have also a relevant role for neutron-induced ones. Here, the basic principle and a review of the main application of the Trojan Horse Method are presented, following a step-by-step description of the results concerning the study of the 17 O(n,α) 14 C reaction.
|Titolo:||Nuclear astrophysics experiments with trojan horse method|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|
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