The astrophysically important states in 26Si have been studied with different reactions because of their dominant contribution to the 25Al(p,γ)26Si reaction rate at nova temperatures. We performed two different experiments to study the states of interest in 26Si, with the aim of reducing the main uncertainty in the current 25Al(p,γ)26Si rate by determining the level parameters of the dominant states more accurately. One is the p(27Si,26Si*)d experiment at NSCL, in which we measured the gamma-ray decays from the excited states in 26Si. The other one is the 25Al+p elastic scattering experiment with CRIB at RIKEN.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics