Study of resonant scattering of 21Na+p relevant to astrophysical 18Ne(α,p)21Na reaction

J. J. He, L. Y. Zhang, S. W. Xu, S. Z. Chen, J. Hu, P. Ma, R. F. Chen, H. Yamaguchi, S. Kubono, T. Hashimoto, D. Kahl, S. Hayakawa, Y. Wakabayashi, Y. Togano, H. W. Wang, W. D. Tian, B. Guo, T. Teranishi, N. Iwasa, T. YamadaT. Komatsubara

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Astrophysical 18Ne(α,p)21Na reaction is one of the most probable breakout routes, which lead to the rp-process from the hot-CNO cycle, converting the initial CNO elements into heavier elements in Type I x-ray bursters. Presently, there is no much experimental cross-section data reported at the energy of astrophysical interest, and resonant spectroscopic information in compound 22Mg is scarce as well. The experiment has been carried out by using the CNS radioactive ion beam separator (CRIB). Resonant properties in 22Mg have been studied via the resonant elastic scattering of 21Na+p, and cross section of the time-reversal reaction of 21Na(p,α)18Ne been measured simultaneously. A wide excitation energy region up to Ex ∼ 9.5 MeV in 22Mg has been scanned with a thick-target method. Some preliminary results will be reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrigin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2011
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventInternational Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolutions of Galaxies 2011, OMEG 2011 - Wako, Japan
Duration: 2011 Nov 142011 Nov 17

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolutions of Galaxies 2011, OMEG 2011


  • Nuclear astrophysics
  • reaction rate
  • x-ray burst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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