The 17F(p,γ)18Ne direct capture cross section

J. C. Blackmon, ORNL Physics Division
D. W. Bardayan, ORNL Physics Division
C. R. Brune, Ohio University
A. E. Champagne, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
R. Crespo, Instituto Superior Técnico
T. Davinson, The University of Edinburgh
J. C. Fernandes, Instituto Superior Técnico
C. A. Gagliardi, Cyclotron Institute
U. Greife, Colorado School of Mines
C. J. Gross, ORNL Physics Division
P. A. Hausladen, ORNL Physics Division
C. Iliadis, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
C. C. Jewett, Colorado School of Mines
R. L. Kozub, Tennessee Technological University
T. A. Lewis, ORNL Physics Division
F. Liang, ORNL Physics Division
B. H. Moazen, Tennessee Technological University
A. M. Mukhamedzhanov, Cyclotron Institute
C. D. Nesaraja, Tennessee Technological University
F. M. Nunes, Universidade Fernando Pessoa
P. D. Parker, Yale University
D. C. Radford, ORNL Physics Division
L. Sahin, ORNL Physics Division
J. P. Scott, Tennessee Technological University
D. Shapira, ORNL Physics Division
M. S. Smith, ORNL Physics Division
J. S. Thomas, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
L. Trache, Cyclotron Institute
R. E. Tribble, Cyclotron Institute
P. J. Woods, The University of Edinburgh
C. H. Yu, ORNL Physics Division


The l7F(p,γ)18Ne direct capture cross section is important for understanding nucleosynthesis in novae. We have measured cross sections for the proton-transfer reaction 14N(17F,18Ne)13C in order to determine asymptotic normalization coefficients for the 17F+p system and hence the 17F(p,γ)18Ne direct capture cross section. The technique and preliminary results are presented.