Study of the neutron induced reaction 17O(n,α)14C at astrophysical energies via the Trojan Horse Method
1 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “E. Majorana”, Univ. di Catania, Italy
2 INFN-LNS, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania, Italy
3 Centro Siciliano Fisica Nucleare e Struttura della Materia, Catania, Italy
4 Horia Hulubei Natl R&D Inst Phys & Nucl Engn, ELI-NP, Magurele, Romania
5 Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Science, Rez, Czech Republic
6 Institut de Physique Nucl^aire, CNRS/IN2P3, Univ. de Paris Sud, Univ. de Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France.
7 Facolta di Ingegneria e Architettura, Univ. “Kore”, Enna, Italy
8 Center for Nuclear Study, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
9 INFN-Sezione di Napoli, Italy
10° Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Univ. di Napoli, Italy
11 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Univ. di Padova, Italy
12 INFN-Sezione di Padova, Italy
13 INFN-Sezione di Perugia, Italy
14 Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, Univ. di Perugia, Italy
15 Rudjer Boskovic Inst, Zagabria, Croatia
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Published online: 14 January 2020
Neutron induced reactions are fundamental for the nucleosynthesis of elements in the universe. Indeed, to correctly study the reactions involved in the well-known s-process in stars, which produce about half of the elements beyond the iron peak, it is mandatory to know the neutron abundance available in those stars. The 17O(n, a)14C reaction is one of the so-called “neutron poisons” for the pro- cess and it could play an important role in the balance of the neutron abundance. The reaction is therefore investigated in the energy range of astrophysical inter- est between 0 and 350 keV in the center of mass by applying the Trojan Horse Method to the three body reaction 2H(17O, a14C)H.
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