Direct measurments of (p,γ) cross sections at astrophysical energies using radioactive beams and the Daresbury Recoil Separator

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There are a number of astrophysical environments in which the path of nucleosynthesis proceeds through proton-rich nuclei. Radioactive nuclei have traditionally not been available as beams, and thus proton-capture reactions on these nuclei could only be studied indirectly. At the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF), some of the first direct measurements of (p,γ) cross sections on radioactive beams have been made. The Daresbury Recoil Separator (DRS) has been used to separate the recoils of interest from the unreacted primary beam and identify them in an isobutane-filled ionization counter. Data from 17F(p,γ)18Ne and 7Be(p,γ)8B measurements are presented. © Copyright owned by the author(s).

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Proceedings of Science

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