Al-25 + p elastic scattering in inverse kinematics was measured to explore the level structure of Si-26 above its proton threshold. The H-2(Mg-24, n)Al-25 reaction was used to produce a 3.4 MeV/nucleon Al-25 radioactive beam with intensities of about 10(6) ions per second on target. By using a thick target of (CH2)(n), a center-of-mass energy range of 3 MeV was scanned, reaching up to about 8.5 MeV in excitation energy in Si-26. This energy range covered the region of importance for the Al-25( p, gamma) Si-26 at temperatures characteristic of explosive nucleosynthesis. Level parameters of six strong s-wave Al-25 + p resonances in Si-26 were extracted from fits to the measured excitation functions using the R-matrix formalism. Two new levels have been discovered, while for two others, our spin-parity assignments disagree with the results of some previous studies. Lastly, our resonance parameters for the remaining two levels are in good agreement with past experimental work, and with recent shell-model calculations.

Strong Al-25 + p resonances via elastic proton scattering with a radioactive Al-25 beam

CHERUBINI, SILVIO;
2012

Abstract

Al-25 + p elastic scattering in inverse kinematics was measured to explore the level structure of Si-26 above its proton threshold. The H-2(Mg-24, n)Al-25 reaction was used to produce a 3.4 MeV/nucleon Al-25 radioactive beam with intensities of about 10(6) ions per second on target. By using a thick target of (CH2)(n), a center-of-mass energy range of 3 MeV was scanned, reaching up to about 8.5 MeV in excitation energy in Si-26. This energy range covered the region of importance for the Al-25( p, gamma) Si-26 at temperatures characteristic of explosive nucleosynthesis. Level parameters of six strong s-wave Al-25 + p resonances in Si-26 were extracted from fits to the measured excitation functions using the R-matrix formalism. Two new levels have been discovered, while for two others, our spin-parity assignments disagree with the results of some previous studies. Lastly, our resonance parameters for the remaining two levels are in good agreement with past experimental work, and with recent shell-model calculations.
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