Neutron destruction reactions of the cosmic γ-ray emitter Al26 are of importance to determine the amount of Al26 ejected into our galaxy by supernova explosions and for Al26 production in asymptotic giant branch stars. We performed a new measurement of the Al26(n,α) reaction up to 160-keV neutron energy at the neutron time-of-flight facilities n_TOF at CERN and GELINA at EC-JRC. We provide strengths for ten resonances, six of them for the first time. We use our data to calculate astrophysical reactivities for stellar temperatures up to 0.7 GK. Our results resolve a discrepancy between the two previous direct measurements of this reaction, and indicate higher stellar destruction rates than the most recently recommended reactivity.

Destruction of the cosmic γ -ray emitter Al 26 in massive stars: Study of the key Al 26 (n,α) reaction

Amaducci S.;Brown A.;Colonna N.;Ferreira P.;Maugeri E. A.;Musumarra A.;
2021

Abstract

Neutron destruction reactions of the cosmic γ-ray emitter Al26 are of importance to determine the amount of Al26 ejected into our galaxy by supernova explosions and for Al26 production in asymptotic giant branch stars. We performed a new measurement of the Al26(n,α) reaction up to 160-keV neutron energy at the neutron time-of-flight facilities n_TOF at CERN and GELINA at EC-JRC. We provide strengths for ten resonances, six of them for the first time. We use our data to calculate astrophysical reactivities for stellar temperatures up to 0.7 GK. Our results resolve a discrepancy between the two previous direct measurements of this reaction, and indicate higher stellar destruction rates than the most recently recommended reactivity.
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