The O-18(p, alpha)N-15 and O-17(p, alpha)N-14 reactions are of primary importance in several astrophysical scenarios, including nucleosynthesis inside Asymptotic Giant Branch stars and oxygen and nitrogen isotopic ratios in meteorite grains. They are also key reactions to understand exotic systems such as R-Coronae Borealis stars and novae. Thus, the measurement of their cross sections in the low energy region can be crucial to reduce the nuclear uncertainty on theoretical predictions, because the resonance parameters are poorly determined. The Trojan Horse Method, in its newly developed form particularly suited to investigate low-energy resonances, has been applied to the H-2(O-18, alpha N-15)n and H-2(O-17, alpha N-14)n reactions to deduce the O-18(p, alpha)N-15 and O-17(p, alpha)N-14 cross sections at low energies. Resonances in the O-18(p, alpha)N-15 and O-17(p, alpha)N-14 excitation functions have been studied and the resonance parameters deduced.
|Titolo:||First Experimental Measurement of the O-18(p, alpha)N-15 Reaction at Astrophysical Energies|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|