Experimental study of the 14N(p,gamma)15O reaction at energies far below the Coulomb barrier

  • von Diplom-Physiker
  • Published 2004
At stellar temperatures, the N(p,γ)O reaction is the slowest of the carbon-nitrogenoxygen (CNO) cycle of thermonuclear reactions. The CNO cycle burns hydrogen into helium and dominates energy production at some point in the lifetime of most stars. The objective of the present work is to improve our knowledge of the CNO cycle by making a precise measurement… (More)