A high-resolution study of levels in the astrophysically important nucleus $^{26}$Mg and resulting updated level assignments Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • The $^{22}$Ne($alpha,n$)$^{25}$Mg reaction is an important source of neutrons for the s-process. Due to the difficulty in directly measuring the cross section of this reaction and the competing $^{22}$Ne($alpha,gamma$)$^{26}$Mg reaction, indirect methods are frequently used to try to instead calculate the relevant reaction rates. Uncertainty, however, persists in the number and properties of the pertinent excited states of $^{26}$Mg. In this paper, the results of proton and deuteron scattering from $^{26}$Mg are presented, giving a list of levels in $^{26}$Mg. In addition, level assignments in $^{26}$Mg are discussed, including some possible changes to the previously accepted assignments in $^{26}$Mg.

author list (cited authors)

  • Adsley, P., Brmmer, J. W., Faestermann, T., Fox, S. P., Hammache, F., Hertenberger, R., ... Wirth, H.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Adsley, P||Brümmer, JW||Faestermann, T||Fox, SP||Hammache, F||Hertenberger, R||Meyer, A||Neveling, R||Seiler, D||de Séréville, N||Wirth, H-F

Book Title

  • arXiv

publication date

  • February 2018