C+C Fusion Cross Sections Measurements for Nuclear Astrophysics
1 Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, IL 60439, USA.
2 Laboratorio Tandar, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, B1650KNA San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70803, USA.
4 Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel.
a Present Address: Department of Physics, Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
b Pressent Address: TRIUMF, Vancouver, British Columbia VGT 2A3, Canada.
c Pressent Address: Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama 35812, USA.
d Pressent Address: Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA.
Published online: 2 June 2015
Total fusion cross section of carbon isotopes were obtained using the newly developed MUSIC detector. MUSIC is a highly efficient, active target-detector system designed to measure fusion excitation functions with radioactive beams. The present measurements are relevant for understanding x-ray superbursts. The results of the first MUSIC campaign as well as the astrophysical implications are presented in this work.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2015
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.