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Title: Development of a solenoid spectrometer for nuclear astrophysical studies of fusion reactions near stellar energies

Here, a solenoid spectrometer for nuclear astrophysics (SSNAP) has been developed to study heavy-ion fusion reactions of astrophysical importance near stellar energies. Charged particles follow helical trajectories within the strong magnetic field of a superconducting solenoid. The 12C( 12C,p) 23Na reaction was studied as the first measurement using the solenoid spectrometer at the University of Notre Dame within the energy range of E c.m. = 4.0 to 6.0 MeV. This experiment demonstrated that the solenoid spectrometer is able to provide outstanding capability for detection of light charged particles produced by nuclear fusion reactions having a relatively wide energy range.
Authors:
 [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [4] ;  [6] ;  [4]
  1. Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Zhuhai (China); Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (United States); Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  3. Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (United States); Technische Univ. Munchen, Garching (Germany)
  4. Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (United States)
  5. China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing (China)
  6. Chinese Academy of Science, Gansu (China)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-17-42379-Rev000
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 871; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; solenoid spectrometer; nuclear astrophysics; carbon fusion; nucleosynthesis; magnetic field; C(C,p)Na; PSSD; SSNAP
OSTI Identifier:
1474113

Fang, X., Bucher, Brian, Howard, A., Kolata, J. J., Li, Y. J., Roberts, A., Tang, X. D., and Wiescher, M.. Development of a solenoid spectrometer for nuclear astrophysical studies of fusion reactions near stellar energies. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.07.050.
Fang, X., Bucher, Brian, Howard, A., Kolata, J. J., Li, Y. J., Roberts, A., Tang, X. D., & Wiescher, M.. Development of a solenoid spectrometer for nuclear astrophysical studies of fusion reactions near stellar energies. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.07.050.
Fang, X., Bucher, Brian, Howard, A., Kolata, J. J., Li, Y. J., Roberts, A., Tang, X. D., and Wiescher, M.. 2017. "Development of a solenoid spectrometer for nuclear astrophysical studies of fusion reactions near stellar energies". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.07.050. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1474113.
@article{osti_1474113,
title = {Development of a solenoid spectrometer for nuclear astrophysical studies of fusion reactions near stellar energies},
author = {Fang, X. and Bucher, Brian and Howard, A. and Kolata, J. J. and Li, Y. J. and Roberts, A. and Tang, X. D. and Wiescher, M.},
abstractNote = {Here, a solenoid spectrometer for nuclear astrophysics (SSNAP) has been developed to study heavy-ion fusion reactions of astrophysical importance near stellar energies. Charged particles follow helical trajectories within the strong magnetic field of a superconducting solenoid. The 12C(12C,p)23Na reaction was studied as the first measurement using the solenoid spectrometer at the University of Notre Dame within the energy range of Ec.m. = 4.0 to 6.0 MeV. This experiment demonstrated that the solenoid spectrometer is able to provide outstanding capability for detection of light charged particles produced by nuclear fusion reactions having a relatively wide energy range.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2017.07.050},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 871,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}