New direct measurement of the 10B(p,α)7Be reaction with the activation technique
1 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy
2 INFN - Sezione di Padova, Padova, Italy
3 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania, Italy
4 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universitá degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
5 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro, Italy
6 Facoltá di Ingegneria e Architettura, Universitá degli Studi di Enna “Kore”, Enna, Italy
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Published online: 30 December 2017
Boron plays an important role in astrophysics and, together with lithium and beryllium, is a probe of stellar structure during the pre-main sequence and main-sequence phases. In this context, the 10B(p,α)7 Be reaction is of particular interest.
The literature data show discrepancies in the energy range between 100 keV and 2 MeV. This also poses a normalization problem for indirect data obtained with the Trojan Horse Method.
A new measurement of the 10B(p,α)7 Be reaction cross section was performed at Legnaro National Laboratories (LNL). At LNL, the cross section was determined with the activation technique by measuring the activated samples at a low-background counting facility. The analysis of that experiment is now complete and the results are here presented.
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