The F-17(p, gamma)Ne-18 direct capture cross section Academic Article uri icon


  • The 17 F(p,) 18 Ne reaction is important for understanding nucleosynthesis in novae. This reaction rate is expected to be dominated by the unmeasured direct-capture cross section at nova temperatures. We have measured cross sections for the proton-transfer reaction 14 N( 17 F, 18 Ne) 13 C to determine 17 F+p asymptotic normalization coefficients for 18 Ne bound states and the 17 F(p, ) 18 Ne direct-capture cross section. Elastic scattering cross sections for the 14 N( 17 F, 17 F) 14 N and 12 C( 17 F, 17 F) 12 C reactions were also measured and used to determine reliable optical-model parameters within the framework of a microscopic double-folding model. Here we present the technique and some preliminary results. 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Blackmon, J. C., Bardayan, D. W., Brune, C. R., Carstoiu, F., Champagne, A. E., Crespo, R., ... Yu, C. H.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Blackmon, JC||Bardayan, DW||Brune, CR||Carstoiu, F||Champagne, AE||Crespo, R||Davinson, T||Fernandes, JC||Gagliardi, CA||Greife, U||Gross, CJ||Hausladen, PA||Iliadis, C||Jewett, CC||Kozub, RL||Lewis, TA||Liang, F||Moazen, BH||Mukhamedzhanov, AM||Nesaraja, CD||Nunes, FM||Parker, PD||Radford, DC||Sahin, L||Scott, JP||Shapira, D||Smith, MS||Thomas, JS||Trache, L||Tribble, RE||Woods, PJ||Yu, CH

publication date

  • December 2004