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Title: The Trojan Horse method for nuclear astrophysics: Recent results for direct reactions

The Trojan Horse method is a powerful indirect technique to determine the astrophysical factor for binary rearrangement processes A+x→b+B at astrophysical energies by measuring the cross section for the Trojan Horse (TH) reaction A+a→B+b+s in quasi free kinematics. The Trojan Horse Method has been successfully applied to many reactions of astrophysical interest, both direct and resonant. In this paper, we will focus on direct sub-processes. The theory of the THM for direct binary reactions will be shortly presented based on a few-body approach that takes into account the off-energy-shell effects and initial and final state interactions. Examples of recent results will be presented to demonstrate how THM works experimentally.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ; ;  [2] ; ; ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Catania, Italy and Università degli Studi di Enna Kore, Enna (Italy)
  2. Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Catania, Italy and Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania (Italy)
  3. Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Catania (Italy)
  4. Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania, Catania (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280391
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1595; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 7. European summer school on experimental nuclear astrophysics, Santa Tecla, Sicily (Italy), 15-17 Sep 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; CALCULATION METHODS; CROSS SECTIONS; DIRECT REACTIONS; FINAL-STATE INTERACTIONS; MANY-BODY PROBLEM; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; SPECTROSCOPIC FACTORS