Elastic scattering of 8B on Pb, liquid hydrogen and liquid helium targets and the 7Be(p,γ)8B S-Factor

S. Bishop, T. Motobayashi, N. Aoi, T. Gomi, S. Nishimura, T. Ohnishi, A. Perera, T. Sumikama, S. Takeuchi, K. Tanaka, Y. Yanagisawa, Y. Ichikawa, N. Imai, H. Iwasaki, N. Nakao, T. K. Ohnishi, H. J. Ong, D. Suzuki, H. Suzuki, M. K. SuzukiN. Iwasa, S. Kawai, Y. Togano, Y. Kondo, T. Nakamura, S. Ota, S. Shimoura, M. Tamaki

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The solar 7Be(p,γ)8B reaction, occurring in the solar PPIII chain, is responsible for the high energy neutrino flux observed in such facilities as SNO and Super Kamiokande. This neutrino flux is sensitive to the astrophysical S-factor of this reaction, S17. We have performed a 8B Coulomb Dissociation (CD) experiment using Pb, liquid He, and liquid H2 targets in an effort to extract S17. Elastic scattering data of 8B on these 3 targets will be presented along a discussion of their use in analyzing CD data.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Symposium on Nuclear Astrophysics - Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2006 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 25 2006Jun 30 2006

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  • General


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