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Title: Recent results from the carbon fusion project at Notre Dame

Abstract

The carbon fusion project at Notre Dame is aimed towards measuring the {sup 12}C+{sup 12}C fusion cross section and its decay branches relevant to astrophysics down to the lowest possible energies. To complement this approach, we are also exploring new techniques for providing more reliable extrapolations of the cross sections in the energy ranges where experimental data are unavailable. In this paper, we report two recent results: 1) an upper limit for the {sup 12}C+{sup 12}C fusion cross section, and 2) a new measurement of {sup 12}C({sup 12}C,n) along with an improved extrapolation technique based on the mirror reaction channel, {sup 12}C({sup 12}C,p). The outlook for astrophysical heavy-ion fusion studies at Notre Dame is also discussed.

Authors:
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  1. Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075756
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1484; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Conference on origin of matter and evolution of galaxies 2011, Wako (Japan), 14-17 Nov 2011; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ASTROPHYSICS; CARBON 12 REACTIONS; CARBON 12 TARGET; CROSS SECTIONS; EXTRAPOLATION; HEAVY ION FUSION REACTIONS; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR DECAY; PROTONS

Citation Formats

Bucher, Brian, Notani, Masahiro, Alongi, Adam, Browne, Justin, Cahillane, Craig, Dahlstrom, Erin, Davies, Paul, Fang Xiao, Lamm, Larry, Ma Chi, Moncion, Alexander, Tan Wanpeng, Tang Xiaodong, and Thomas, Spencer. Recent results from the carbon fusion project at Notre Dame. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4763407.
Bucher, Brian, Notani, Masahiro, Alongi, Adam, Browne, Justin, Cahillane, Craig, Dahlstrom, Erin, Davies, Paul, Fang Xiao, Lamm, Larry, Ma Chi, Moncion, Alexander, Tan Wanpeng, Tang Xiaodong, & Thomas, Spencer. Recent results from the carbon fusion project at Notre Dame. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4763407.
Bucher, Brian, Notani, Masahiro, Alongi, Adam, Browne, Justin, Cahillane, Craig, Dahlstrom, Erin, Davies, Paul, Fang Xiao, Lamm, Larry, Ma Chi, Moncion, Alexander, Tan Wanpeng, Tang Xiaodong, and Thomas, Spencer. Mon . "Recent results from the carbon fusion project at Notre Dame". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4763407.
@article{osti_22075756,
title = {Recent results from the carbon fusion project at Notre Dame},
author = {Bucher, Brian and Notani, Masahiro and Alongi, Adam and Browne, Justin and Cahillane, Craig and Dahlstrom, Erin and Davies, Paul and Fang Xiao and Lamm, Larry and Ma Chi and Moncion, Alexander and Tan Wanpeng and Tang Xiaodong and Thomas, Spencer},
abstractNote = {The carbon fusion project at Notre Dame is aimed towards measuring the {sup 12}C+{sup 12}C fusion cross section and its decay branches relevant to astrophysics down to the lowest possible energies. To complement this approach, we are also exploring new techniques for providing more reliable extrapolations of the cross sections in the energy ranges where experimental data are unavailable. In this paper, we report two recent results: 1) an upper limit for the {sup 12}C+{sup 12}C fusion cross section, and 2) a new measurement of {sup 12}C({sup 12}C,n) along with an improved extrapolation technique based on the mirror reaction channel, {sup 12}C({sup 12}C,p). The outlook for astrophysical heavy-ion fusion studies at Notre Dame is also discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4763407},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1484,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}