Determination of the sub-threshold contribution in the 13C(α,n)16O reaction for the neutrons of s-process

S. Kato, A. Abe, S. Kubono, T. Teranishi, M. Kurokawa, X. Liu, P. Strasser, N. Imai, K. Kumagai, C. S. Lee, Y. K. Kwon, C. Lee, J. H. Ha, Y. K. Kim, M. H. Tanaka, Y. Fuchi

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A large enhancement of the 13C(α,n)16O reaction cross section at low energy limit due to the sub-threshold state in 17O has been predicted, explaining the neutron source of s-process nucleosynthesis. By the 13C(6Li,d)17O transfer reaction, we had deduced the resonance strength of the state. Contrary to the predictions, the sub-threshold state was found to have very small contribution to the astrophysical S factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189c-192c
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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