Indirect techniques in nuclear astrophysics. Asymptotic normalization coefficient and Trojan Horse. Academic Article uri icon


  • We address two important indirect techniques, the asymptotic normalization coefficient (ANC) and the Trojan Horse (TH) methods. We discuss the application of the ANC technique to determine the astrophysical factor for the 13 C(, n) 16 O reaction which is one of the neutron generators for the s processes in AGB stars. The TH method is a unique indirect technique allowing one to measure astrophysical S factors for rearrangement reactions down to astrophysically relevant energies. We derive equations connecting the cross sections for the binary direct and resonant reactions determined from the indirect TH reactions to direct cross sections measurements. 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Mukhamedzhanov, A. M., Blokhintsev, L. D., Brown, S., Burjan, V., Cherubini, S., Goldberg, V. Z., ... Tumino, A.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Mukhamedzhanov, AM||Blokhintsev, LD||Brown, S||Burjan, V||Cherubini, S||Goldberg, VZ||Gulino, M||Irgaziev, BF||Johnson, E||Kemper, K||Kroha, V||La Cognata, M||Lamia, L||Momotyuk, A||Pizzone, RG||Roeder, B||Rogachev, G||Romano, S||Spitaleri, C||Tribble, RE||Tumino, A

publication date

  • May 2007