Constraining the 19Ne(p,γ)20Na Reaction Rate Using a Direct Measurement at DRAGON Conference Paper uri icon


  • © The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017. A direct measurement of the 19Ne(p, γ)20 Na reaction has been performed in inverse kinematics at the DRAGON recoil separator, at an energy ∼ 10 keV higher than previous measurements. The key resonance in the 19 Ne + p system relevant for ONe novae and Type-I X-ray burst temperatures have been successfully measured for the first time. Preliminary estimates of the resonance energy and strength are reported as Ec.m. ≠458 keV and ωγ ≠18 meV. These results are consistent with previous direct measurements, but disagree with the most recent study of the 19Ne(p, γ)20 Na reaction rate. These preliminary results will be finalised after a forthcoming negative log-likelihood analysis.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilkinson, R., Lotay, G., Lennarz, A., Ruiz, C., Christian, G., Akers, C., ... Williams, M.

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publication date

  • December 2017