12C+4He fusion reaction at Ecm = 0. 3 MeV is one of the main reaction in 4He-burning in stars, and is very important in nuclear synthesis. However the fusion cross section has not been determined yet in spite of 40 years efforts in the world. Recently we succeeded in the measurement at 1. 5 MeV. We have a plan to make direct measurement of the total fusion cross section down to 0. 7 MeV at Kyushu University Tandem accelerator Laboratory (KUTL), and to determine the cross section at 0. 3 MeV by extrapolation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics