Indirect Study of the 16O+16O Fusion Reaction Toward Stellar Energies by the Trojan Horse Method
1 Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Wako, Japan
2 INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania, Italy
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
4 Institute of Nuclear Physics of National Nuclear Center, Almaty Kazakhstan
5 Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan
6 Uzbek. Acad. Sci., Inst. Nucl. Phys., Tashkent, Uzbekistan
7 MTA-Atomiki, Debrecen, Hungary
8 The H. Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Kraków, Poland
9 Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
10 National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow, Russia
11 Kore University of Enna, Enna, Italy
Published online: 11 May 2016
The 16O+16O fusion reaction is important in terms of the explosive oxygen burning process during late evolution stage of massive stars as well as understanding of the mechanism of low-energy heavy-ion fusion reactions. We aim to determine the excitation function for the most major exit channels, α+28Si and p+31P, toward stellar energies indirectly by the Trojan Horse Method via the 16O(20Ne, α28Si)α and 16O(20Ne, p31P)α three-body reactions. We report preliminary results involving reaction identification, and determination of the momentum distribution of α-16O intercluster motion in the projectile 20Ne nucleus.
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