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New limits for the Ne(p,γ)Na astrophysical reaction rate from direct measurements using radioactive beams

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  • C. Michotte
  • C.R. Bain
  • F. Binon
  • R. Coszach
  • P. Decrock
  • Th. Delbar
  • P. Duhamel
  • M. Gaelens
  • W. Galster
  • J.S. Graulich
  • M. Huyse
  • P. Leleux
  • E. Liénard
  • P. Lipnik
  • A. Ninane
  • Cs. Sükösd
  • G. Vancraeynest
  • P. Van Duppen
  • J. Vanhorenbeeck
  • J. Vervier
  • M. Wiescher

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-406
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 1996


In explosive stellar hydrogen burning, the hot CNO cycles and the rp-process are mainly linked by the reaction sequence O(α, γ)Ne(p,γ)Na. Using intense Ne radioactive beams, both the Ne(p,γ) and the Ne(d,n) reaction have been studied. Upper and lower limits for the Ne(p,γ) reaction rate have been deduced, allowing to conclude that the O(α,γ) reaction is most likely the bottleneck reaction.

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