Asymptotic normalization coefficients from the Ne-20(He-3, d)Na-21 reaction and astrophysical factor for Ne-20(p,gamma)Na-21 Academic Article uri icon


  • The Ne20(p,)Na21 reaction rate at stellar energies is dominated by capture to the ground state through the tail of a subthreshold resonance state at an excitation energy of 2425 keV in Na21. Both resonant and direct capture contribute to the reaction rate while direct captures to other bound states are negligible. The overall normalization of direct capture to the subthreshold state is determined by the asymptotic normalization coefficient (ANC). Simultaneously this ANC determines the proton partial width of the subthreshold resonance state. To determine the ANC, the Ne20(He3,d)Na21 proton transfer reaction has been measured, at an incident energy of 25.83 MeV. Angular distributions for proton transfer to the ground and first three excited states were measured, and ANCs were then extracted from comparison with distorted-wave Born approximation calculations. Using these ANCs, we calculated the astrophysical factor for Ne20(p,)Na21. Our total astrophysical factor is S(0)=59001200 keV b. Our analysis confirms that only nonresonant and resonant captures through the subthreshold state are important. 2006 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Mukhamedzhanov, A. M., Bem, P., Burjan, V., Gagliardi, C. A., Irgaziev, B. F., Kroha, V., ... Vincour, J.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Mukhamedzhanov, AM||Bem, P||Burjan, V||Gagliardi, CA||Irgaziev, BF||Kroha, V||Novak, J||Piskor, S||Simeckova, E||Tribble, RE||Vesely, F||Vincour, J

publication date

  • March 2006