Study of the ^18F(p, alpha)^15O reaction for application to nova gamma-ray emission

N. de Sereville, A. Coc, C. Angulo, M. Assuncao, D. Beaumel, B. Bouzid, S. Cherubini, M. Couder, P. Demaret, F. de Oliveira Santos, P. Figuera, S. Fortier, M. Gaelens, F. Hammache, J. Kiener, D. Labar, A. Lefebvre, P. Leleux, M. Loiselet, A. Ninane, S. Ouichaoui, G. Ryckewaert, N. Smirnova, V. Tatischeff, J. -P. Thibaud

Submitted on 24 September 2002


The ^18F(p, alpha)^15O reaction is recognized as one of the most important reaction for nova gamma-ray astronomy as it governs the early =< 511 keV emission. However, its rate remains largely uncertain at nova temperatures due to unknown low-energy resonance strengths. In order to better constrain this reaction rate, we have studied the one-nucleon transfer reaction, D(^18F,p alpha)^15N, at the CRC-RIB facility at Louvain La Neuve.


Comment: Contribution to The Seventh International Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos

Subjects: Nuclear Experiment; Astrophysics