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Strength of the F(p, α)O resonance at E = 330 keV

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  • D.W. Bardayan
  • J.C. Batchelder
  • J.C. Blackmon
  • A.E. Champagne
  • T. Davinson
  • R. Fitzgerald
  • W.R. Hix
  • C. Iliadis
  • R.L. Kozub
  • Z. Ma
  • S. Parete-Koon
  • P.D. Parker
  • N. Shu
  • M.S. Smith
  • P.J. Woods

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Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2002


The astrophysical rate of the F(p,α)O reaction at nova temperatures is critical to understanding production of the radioisotope F, which may be used to constrain nova models via observations with the coming generation of satellite-based γ-ray telescopes. As such, a measurement is made of the strength of this resonance using a radioactive F beam at the HRIBF. As a result, it is indicated that the F(p,α)O reaction rate is lower than previous estimates by a factor of ∼2.

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