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Destruction of the cosmic γ -ray emitter $^{26}$Al in massive stars: Study of the key $^{26}$Al(n,p) reaction

Lederer-Woods, C.; Woods, P. J.; Davinson, T.; Kahl, D.; Lonsdale, S. J.; Aberle, O.; Amaducci, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Audouin, L.; Bacak, M.; Balibrea, J.; Barbagallo, M.; Bečvář, F.; Berthoumieux, E.; Billowes, J.; Bosnar, D.; Brown, A.; Caamaño, M.; Calviño, F.; ... mehr


The $^{26}$Al(n,p) $^{26}$Mg reaction is the key reaction impacting on the abundances of the cosmic γ-ray emitter $^{26}$Al produced in massive stars and impacts on the potential pollution of the early solar system with $^{26}$Al by asymptotic giant branch stars. We performed a measurement of the $^{26}$Al(n,p) $^{26}$Mg cross section at the high-flux beam line EAR-2 at the n_TOF facility (CERN). We report resonance strengths for eleven resonances, nine being measured for the first time, while there is only one previous measurement for the other two. Our resonance strengths are significantly lower than the only previous values available. Our cross-section data range to 150 keV neutron energy, which is sufficient for a reliable determination of astrophysical reactivities up to 0.5 GK stellar temperature.

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.104.L022803
Zitationen: 9
Zitationen: 11
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0556-2813, 1089-490X, 1538-4497, 2469-9985, 2469-9993, 2470-0002
KITopen-ID: 1000137583
HGF-Programm 51.13.03 (POF IV, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Auger
Erschienen in Physical review / C
Verlag American Physical Society (APS)
Band 104
Heft 2
Seiten Art.-Nr.: L022803
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 30.08.2021
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