Bubble chambers for experiments in nuclear astrophysics

  title={Bubble chambers for experiments in nuclear astrophysics},
  author={Brad Joseph DiGiovine and Douglas Henderson and Roy J. Holt and K. Ernst Rehm and Rajarshi Raut and Alan E. Robinson and Andrew Harry Sonnenschein and Gencho Y. Rusev and Anton P. Tonchev and Claudio Ugalde},
  journal={Nuclear Instruments \& Methods in Physics Research Section A-accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment},
  • B. DiGiovine, D. Henderson, +7 authors C. Ugalde
  • Published 27 January 2015
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
Abstract A bubble chamber has been developed to be used as an active target system for low energy nuclear astrophysics experiments. Adopting ideas from dark matter detection with superheated liquids, a detector system compatible with γ-ray beams has been developed. This detector alleviates some of the limitations encountered in standard measurements of the minute cross-sections of interest to stellar environments. While the astrophysically relevant nuclear reaction processes at hydrostatic… Expand
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