Coulomb dissociation of 8B and the low-energy cross section of the 7Be(p,γ)8B solar fusion reaction

F. Schümann, F. Hammache, S. Typel, F. Uhlig, K. Sümmerer, I. Böttcher, D. Cortina, A. Förster, M. Gai, H. Geissel, U. Greife, N. Iwasa, P. Koczoń, B. Kohlmeyer, R. Kulessa, H. Kumagai, N. Kurz, M. Menzel, T. Motobayashi, H. OeschlerA. Ozawa, M. Ploskoń, W. Prokopowicz, E. Schwab, P. Senger, F. Strieder, C. Sturm, Zhi Yu Sun, G. Surówka, A. Wagner, W. Waluś

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The Coulomb dissociation was proven to be a valuable method to provide a rather precise value for the low-energy 7Be(p,γ) cross section. By setting tight constraints to the scattering angle θ8 and analyzing p-7Be angular correlations, a significant contribution from E2 multipolarity can be excluded. Thus, small modifications of the Woods-Saxon potential parameters allow one to reproduce the data in first-order perturbation theory with remarkable accuracy up to about Erel=1.5 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232501/1-232501/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun 13

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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