Constraining the rp-process by measuring 23Al(d,n)24Si with GRETINA and LENDA at NSCL

Clemens Wolf, Christoph Langer, Fernando Montes, Jorge Pereira, Sunghoon Ahn, Sara Ayoub, Daniel Bazin, Peter Bender, Alex Brown, Justin Browne, Heather Crawford, Eric Deleeuw, Brandon Elman, Stefan Fiebiger, Alexandra Gade, Panagiotis Gastis, Samuel Lipschutz, Brenden Longfellow, Filomena Nunes, Wei Jia OngTerri Poxon-Pearson, Georgios Perdikakis, René Reifarth, Hendrik Schatz, Konrad Schmidt, Jaclyn Schmitt, Chris Sullivan, Rachel Titus, Dirk Weisshaar, Philip Woods, Juan Carlos Zamora, Remco G.T. Zegers

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The 23Al(p, γ)24Si stellar reaction rate has a significant impact on the light-curve emitted in X-ray bursts. Theoretical calculations show that the reaction rate is mainly determined by the properties of direct capture as well as low-lying 2+ states and a possible 4+ state in 24Si. Currently, there is little experimental information on the properties of these states. In this proceeding we will present a new experimental study to investigate this reaction, using the surrogate reaction 23Al(d,n) at 47 AMeV at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). We will discuss our new experimental setup which allows us to use full kinematics employing the Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking In-beam Nuclear Array (GRETINA) to detect the γ-rays following the de-excitation of excited states of the reaction products and the Low Energy Neutron Detector Array (LENDA) to detect the recoiling neutrons. The S800 was used for identification of the 24Si recoils. As a proof of principle to show the feasibility of this concept the Q-value spectrum of 22Mg(d,n)23Al is reconstructed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Physics in Astrophysics VIII, NPA8 2017
EditorsMarcello Lattuada, Rosario Gianluca Pizzone, Claudio Spitaleri, Marcello Lattuada, Marco La Cognata, Sara Palmerini, Claudio Spitaleri
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890309
StatePublished - Dec 30 2017
Event8th International Conference on Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics, NPA8 2017 - Catania, Italy
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 23 2017

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Conference8th International Conference on Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics, NPA8 2017


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