The Trojan Horse Method (THM) is an indirect method that allows to get information about a two body reaction cross-section even at very low energy, avoiding the suppression effects due to the presence of the Coulomb barrier. The method requires a very accurate measurement of a three body reaction in order to reconstruct the whole kinematics and discriminate among different reaction mechanisms that can populate the same final state. These requirements hardly match with the typical low intensity and large divergence of radioactive ion beams (RIBs), and experimental improvements are mandatory for the applicability of the method. The first reaction induced by a radio activeion beam studied by applying the THM was the 18F(p,α)15O. Two experiments were performed in two different laboratories and using different experimental set-ups. The two experiments will be discussed and some results will be presented.
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jun 29|
|Event||9th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, ENNAS 2017 - Santa Tecla, Catania, Italy|
Duration: 2017 Sep 17 → 2017 Sep 24
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)