Direct measurement of the 15N(p,gamma)16O total cross section at novae energies

  title={Direct measurement of the 15N(p,gamma)16O total cross section at novae energies},
  author={Daniel Bemmerer and Antonio Caciolli and Roberto Bonetti and Carlo Broggini and Federica Confortola and Pietro Corvisiero and Heide Costantini and Zolt{\'a}n Elekes and Alba Formicola and Zs. Fulop and Gianpiero Gervino and Alessandra Guglielmetti and C Gustavino and Gy. Gyurky and Markus Junker and Benedicta Normanna Limata and Michele Marta and R. Menegazzo and Paolo Prati and Vincent Roca and Claus E. Rolfs and Carlos Rossi Alvarez and E. Somorjai and Oscar Straniero},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Experiment},
The 15N(p,gamma)16O reaction controls the passage of nucleosynthetic material from the first to the second carbon-nitrogen-oxygen (CNO) cycle. A direct measurement of the total 15N(p,gamma)16O cross section at energies corresponding to hydrogen burning in novae is presented here. Data have been taken at 90-230 keV center-of-mass energy using a windowless gas target filled with nitrogen of natural isotopic composition and a bismuth germanate summing detector. The cross section is found to be a… Expand

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