Low-energy radioactive ion beam induced nuclear reactions

A.N. Ostrowski, A.C. Shotter, W. Bradfield-Smith, A.M. Laird, A. Di Pietro, T. Davinson, S. Morrow, P.J. Woods, S. Cherubini, W. Galster, J.S. Graulich, P. Leleux, L. Michel, A. Ninane, J. Vervier, M. Aliotta, C. Cali, F. Cappuzzello, A. Cunsolo, C. SpitalieriJ. Görres, M. Wiescher, J. Rahighi, J. Hinnefeld

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Low-energy post-accelerated radioactive ion beams hive been used to study nuclear reactions addressing important nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics questions. A high-granularity, large-solid-angle silicon strip detector array has been used to account for the low reaction products' yields. First experiments using a He beam on thin C targets show the feasibility of direct reaction studies with good angular resolution and a detection limit in access of 0.1 mb sr cross sections. The measurement of the six α-decay channel in a N-induced reaction on a B target shows the capabilities of this experimental technique even for sophisticated reaction studies. The study of stellar properties in ground-based experiments, in particular break-out reactions from the hot-CNO, i.e. O(α, ν) Ne, can be pursued using these beams. Experiments are being performed to study these reactions by measurement of d( Ne, p) Ne*(α) O and α( Ne. p), which might provide an alternative breakout route.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1553-1559
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998


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