A study of alpha capture cross-sections of Sn-112


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Ozkan N. , EFE G., GÜRAY R. T. , Palumbo A., Wiescher M., Goerres J., ...More

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A, vol.27, pp.145-148, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epja/i2006-08-021-x
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-148

Abstract

The Sn-112(alpha, gamma)Te-116 reaction cross-section has been measured to test the applicability of statistical models, especially NON-SMOKER in the energy range of importance for the astrophysical p-process nucleosynthesis. The measurements were carried out at the Notre Dame FN Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator by means of the activation method. Enriched self-supporting foils were irradiated with alpha beams over the alpha bombarding energy range of 8 MeV to 12 MeV in 0.5 MeV steps. The induced activity was measured with a pair of large volume Ge Clover detectors in close geometry to maximize the detection efficiency. The preliminary results are compared with recent statistical model predictions using the code NON-SMOKER.