Measurement of the beta-p emission of Mg-20 and the breakout from the hot CNO cycle

J. P. Wallace, G. Lotay, P. J. Woods, A. Alharbi, A. Banu, H. M. David, T. Davinson, M. McCleskey, B. Roeder, E. Simmons, A. Spiridon, R. Tribble, L. Trache

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Abstract

In the astrophysically important reaction Ne-19(p,gamma)Na-20, the rate is dominated by a single key resonance at 450 keV above the proton-emission threshold in Na-20. Throughout the last few decades many experiments have been performed aimed at finding the identity of this state. Despite this, the spin-parity of the key resonant state is still up for debate. The present paper describes a new experiment studying the beta-delayed proton decay of Mg-20 aimed at solving this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEXOTIC NUCLEI AND NUCLEAR - PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS III: FROM NUCLEI TO STARS
EditorsL Trache, S Stoica, A Smirnov
Place of PublicationMELVILLE
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages429-431
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0859-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventCarpathian Summer School of Physics Conference - Sinaia
Duration: 20 Jun 20103 Jul 2010

Conference

ConferenceCarpathian Summer School of Physics Conference
CitySinaia
Period20/06/103/07/10

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