Measurement of 17F+p reactions at RESOLUT Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The14O(α,p)17F reaction is important for understanding the αp process that occurs in X-ray bursts, but the rate of this reaction remains uncertain due to the uncertain properties of states in18Ne. We measured the17F(p,p)17F and17F(p,α)14O reactions to study the properties of states in18Ne that are important for the14O(α,p)17F reaction using17F radioactive beams from the RESOLUT facility at Florida State University. Double-sided silicon strip detectors were used to detect light particles, and recoiling heavy ions were detected in coincidence using a gas ionization chamber at forward angles. The performance of the system was first tested using the17O(p,α)14N reaction. This was the first measurement using the ASIC electronics and recoil detector being developed for the Array for Nuclear Astrophysics Studies with Exotic Nuclei (ANASEN). We report on the performance and preliminary results. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Linhardt, L. E., Baby, L., Bardayan, D. W., Blackmon, J. C., Gardiner, H., Johnson, E., ... Wiedenhoever, I.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012 11:11 AM

publisher

  • AIP  Publisher