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Recoil separator ERNA*: improved measurements of the astrophysical key reaction C-12(alpha,gamma)O-16

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  • D Rogalla
  • M Aliotta
  • C A Barnes
  • L Campajola
  • A D'Onofrio
  • L Gialanella
  • U Greife
  • G Imbriani
  • A Ordine
  • V Roca
  • C Rolfs
  • M Romano
  • C Sabbarese
  • D Schurmann
  • F Schumann
  • F Strieder
  • S Theis
  • F Terrasi
  • H P Trautvetter

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549C-551C
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 21 May 2001


The recoil separator ERNA (European Recoil Separator for Nuclear Astrophysics) for improved measurements of the astrophysical key reaction C-12(alpha, gamma)O-16 is being developed at the 4 MV Dynamitron tandem accelerator in Bochum to detect directly the O-16 recoils. The total detection efficiency of about 50 % allows direct measurements in a much wider energy range than previously accessible. In addition this technique allows improved measurements not hampered by cosmic background problems when compared to gamma -ray detection.

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