A new study of the 22Ne(p, γ)23Na reaction deep underground: Feasibility, setup and first observation of the 186 keV resonance

@article{Cavanna2014ANS,
  title={A new study of the 22Ne(p, $\gamma$)23Na reaction deep underground: Feasibility, setup and first observation of the 186 keV resonance},
  author={Francesca Cavanna and R. Depalo and M. L. Menzel and M Aliotta and Michael Anders and Daniel Bemmerer and Carlo Broggini and Carlo G. Bruno and Antonio Caciolli and Pietro Corvisiero and T. Davinson and Antonino Di Leva and Zolt{\'a}n Elekes and F Ferraro and Alba Formicola and Zs. F{\"u}l{\"o}p and G. P. Gervino and Alessandra Guglielmetti and C Gustavino and Gy. Gy{\"u}rky and Gianluca Imbriani and M Junker and R. Menegazzo and Paolo Prati and Carlos Rossi Alvarez and Douglas Scott and E. Somorjai and Oscar Straniero and Frank Strieder and T. Sz{\"u}cs and Davide Trezzi and Luna Collaboration},
  journal={The European Physical Journal A},
  year={2014},
  volume={50},
  pages={1-10}
}
The 22Ne(p,γ)23Na reaction takes part in the neon-sodium cycle of hydrogen burning. This cycle is active in asymptotic giant branch stars as well as in novae and contributes to the nucleosythesis of neon and sodium isotopes. In order to reduce the uncertainties in the predicted nucleosynthesis yields, new experimental efforts to measure the 22Ne(p,γ)23Na cross section directly at the astrophysically relevant energies are needed. In the present work, a feasibility study for a 22Ne(p,γ)23Na… Expand

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