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Low-energy radioactive ion beam induced nuclear reactions

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  • W. Bradfield-Smith
  • A.M. Laird
  • A. Di Pietro
  • S. Morrow
  • S. Cherubini
  • W. Galster
  • J.S. Graulich
  • P. Leleux
  • L. Michel
  • A. Ninane
  • J. Vervier
  • C. Cali
  • F. Cappuzzello
  • A. Cunsolo
  • C. Spitalieri
  • J. Görres
  • M. Wiescher
  • J. Rahighi
  • J. Hinnefeld

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1553-1559
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics G - Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998


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.

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