Measurement of very low (alpha,n) cross sections of astrophysical interest
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Physics (IOP)
Rights accessOpen Access
The reactions 13C(alpha, n)16O and 22Ne(alpha, n)25Mg are the primary sources of neutrons for the astrophysical s-process. The feasibility of cross section measurements within the respective Gamow windows is discussed in quantitative terms for a 4p neutron counter, based on 3He tubes and a neutron moderator, placed in an underground lab.
CitationTaín, J.L., Jordán , D., Agramunt, J., Caballero-Folch, R., Calviño, F., Cortes, G. Measurement of very low (alpha,n) cross sections of astrophysical interest. A: Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics. "Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 665, no. 1, January 5, 2016". Lisboa: Institute of Physics (IOP), 2013, p. 1-6.