Measurement of the inelastic branch of the stellar (14)O(alpha,p)(17)F reaction occurring in the explosive burning in Novae and X-ray busters

J. J. He, P. J. Woods, T. Davinson, M. Aliotta, J. Buescler, E. Clement, P. Delahaye, M. Hass, D. G. Jenkins, V. Kumar, A. St J. Murphy, P. Neyskens, R. Raabe, A. P. Robinson, J. van der Walle, N. Warr, F. Wenander

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The inelastic component of the key astrophysical resonance (1(-), E-x=6.15 MeV) in the O-14(alpha,p)F-17 reaction has been studied by using the resonant scattering of F-17+p. The experiment was done at REX-ISOLDE CERN with the Miniball setup. The thick target method in inverse kinematics was utilized in the present experiment where a 44.2 MeV F-17 beam bombarded a similar to 40 mu m thick (CH2)(n) target. The inelastic scattering protons in coincidence with the de-excited 495 keV gamma rays have been clearly seen and they are from the inelastic branch to the first excited state in F-17 following decay of the 1(-) resonance in Ne-18. Some preliminary results are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670C-672C
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010

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