Design of a new recoil separator for measurements of radiative capture reactions in astrophysics
The rates of proton- and alpha-capture reactions on unstable proton-rich nuclei are needed to understand the energy generation and element synthesis occurring in novae, X-ray bursts, and other explosions. Direct measurements of the cross sections of some of these reactions are now possible with radioactive beams and a recoil separator. A new device for such measurements, the Separator for CApture Reactions [SECAR], is being designed for use at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The specifications and preliminary conceptual design will be discussed along with plans for the first set of measurements. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
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AIP Conference Proceedings
Berg, G., Blackmon, J., Couder, M., Greife, U., Montes, F., Rehm, K., Schatz, H., Smith, M., Wiescher, M., & Zeller, A. (2010). Design of a new recoil separator for measurements of radiative capture reactions in astrophysics. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1269, 445-447. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3485196