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

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  • J.C. Blackmon
  • D.W. Bardayan
  • C.R. Brune
  • F. Carstoiu
  • A.E. Champagne
  • R. Crespo
  • 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. Nesaraja
  • F.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
  • C.-H. Yu

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Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4 SPEC.ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2004


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.

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