Cd-106 and Sn-112: Alpha-induced cross section measurements for the astrophysical p-process

Palumbo A., Gorres J., Lee H., Wiescher M., Rapp W., Ozkan N. , et al.

12th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, Indiana, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 4 - 09 Eylül 2005, cilt.819, ss.585-586

  • Cilt numarası: 819
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Indiana
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.585-586


The simulation of p-process nucleosynthesis requires thousands of reaction rates. These rates are typically calculated with the statistical Hauser Feshbach Model (HF-Model) which depends critically on the reliability of the optical nucleus potential. In particular, the predicted (alpha,gamma) cross sections at low energies (below 20 MeV) are sensitive to the choice of the alpha potential. Dscrepancies have been observed between the experimental cross sections and the theoretical values (NON-SMOKER). Currently, only a few alpha-induced reaction rates have been measured. To explore the trend Cd-106(alpha,gamma)Sn-110 and Sn-112(alpha,gamma)Te-116 cross sections were measured at the Notre Dame FN Tandem accelerator. First results are presented and discussed.