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Neutron spectroscopy of ²⁶Mg states: Constraining the stellar neutron source ²²Ne(α,n)²⁵Mg

Massimi, C.; Altstadt, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Barbagallo, M.; Bécares, V.; Bečvář, F.; Belloni, F.; Berthoumieux, E.; Billowes, J.; Bisterzo, S.; Bosnar, D.; Brugger, M.; Calviani, M.; Calviño, F.; Cano-Ott, D.; Carrapiço, C.; Castelluccio, D.M.; Cerutti, F.; Chiaveri, E.; ... mehr

This work reports on accurate, high-resolution measurements of the 25Mg(n,γ)26Mg and 25Mg(n,tot) cross sections in the neutron energy range from thermal to about 300 keV, leading to a significantly improved 25Mg(n,γ)26Mg parametrization. The relevant resonances for n+25Mg were characterized from a combined R-matrix analysis of the experimental data. This resulted in an unambiguous spin/parity assignment of the corresponding excited states in 26Mg. With this information experimental upper limits of the reaction rates for 22Ne(α,n)25Mg and 22Ne(α,γ)26Mg were established, potentially leading to a significantly higher (α,n)/(α,γ)
ratio than previously evaluated. The impact of these results has been studied for stellar models in the mass range 2 to 25 M⊙

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.025
ISSN: 0370-2693, 1873-2445
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-674997
KITopen ID: 1000067499
HGF-Programm 51.03.04; LK 01
Erschienen in Physics letters / B
Heft 768
Seiten 1-6
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
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Schlagworte s Process; α+²², Ne; Neutron spectroscopy
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