E1 strength of the subthreshold 3/2+ state in 15O studied by Coulomb excitation

K. Yamada, T. Motobayashi, H. Akiyoshi, N. Aoi, Zs Fülöp, T. Gomi, Y. Higurashi, N. Imai, N. Iwasa, H. Iwasaki, Y. Iwata, H. Kobayashi, M. Kurokawa, Z. Liu, T. Minemura, S. Ozawa, H. Sakurai, M. Serata, S. Shimoura, S. TakeuchiT. Teranishi, Y. Yanagisawa, K. Yoshida, M. Ishihara

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The radiative width of the 3/2+ state at 6.793 MeV in 15O has been experimentally determined to be Γγ = 0.95-0.95+0.60 eV by intermediate-energy Coulomb excitation. Our result independently supports the recent studies which point to a minor contribution of this state, to the astrophysical rate of the 14N(p,γ)15O reaction in the CNO-cycle hydrogen buming in massive stars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-270
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 22


  • CNO cycle
  • Coulomb excitation
  • Radiative width
  • Radioactive beam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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