The F(p, γ)Ne direct capture cross section

J.C. Blackmon, D.W. Bardayan, C.R. Brune, F. Carstoiu, A.E. Champagne, R. Crespo, T. Davinson, J.C. Fernandes, C.A. Gagliardi, U. Greife, C.J. Gross, P.A. Hausladen, C. Iliadis, C.C. Jewett, R.L. Kozub, T.A. Lewis, F. Liang, B.H. Moazen, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, C.D. NesarajaF.M. Nunes, P.D. Parker, D.C. Radford, L. Sahin, J.P. Scott, D. Shapira, M.S. Smith, J.S. Thomas, L. Trache, R.E. Tribble, P.J. Woods, C.-H. Yu

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The F(p,γ)Ne reaction is important for understanding nucleosynthesis in novae. This reaction rate is expected to be dominated by the unmeasured direct-capture cross section at nova temperatures. We have measured cross sections for the proton-transfer reaction N(F,Ne)C to determine F+p asymptotic normalization coefficients for Ne bound states and the F(p, γ)Ne direct-capture cross section. Elastic scattering cross sections for the N(F,F) N and C(F,F) C reactions were also measured and used to determine reliable optical-model parameters within the framework of a microscopic double-folding model. Here we present the technique and some preliminary results.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4 SPEC.ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2004


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