Jun 21 – 26, 2015
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Study of the $^{20,22}$Ne + $^{20,22}$Ne and $^{10,12,13,14,15}$C + $^{12}$C fusion reactions with MUSIC

Jun 23, 2015, 6:25 PM
Aula A (Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania)

Aula A

Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania

Oral presentation Fusion and Fission Fusion and Fission


Dr Melina Avila (Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL, USA)

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Fusion cross sections measurements play an important role for both nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics. For example,
fusion reactions between light neutron-rich nuclei have been proposed to be a possible energy source in X-ray superbursts
that originate in the crust of an accreting neutron star.
Experimental fusion reaction studies are essential to test the predictive power of the theoretical models for the fusion
reactions that are included in calculations of superbursts.
The development of the MUlti-Sampling Ionization Chamber (MUSIC) detector has opened new possibilities for fusion reaction
studies. The high efficiency and flexibility to measure the excitation function of fusion reactions in a large energy range
in a single measurement make the MUSIC detector an ideal tool for performing measurements of fusion cross sections
with radioactive beams.
A systematic study of the excitation function of the $^{20,22}$Ne + $^{20,22}$Ne and $^{10,12,13,14,15}$C + $^{12}$C
systems using the MUSIC detector
has been performed at ATLAS. The experimentally extracted excitation functions and comparison with
theoretical predictions will be presented.

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics,
under contract number DE-AC02-06CH11357. This research used resources of ANL's ATLAS facility, which is a DOE Office of
Science User Facility.

Primary authors

Dr E. K. Rehm (Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL 60439, USA) Dr Melina Avila (Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL, USA)

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