# Is γ -Ray Emission from Novae Affected by Interference Effects in the F 18 ( p , α ) O 15 Reaction?

@article{Laird2013Is,
title={Is $\gamma$ -Ray Emission from Novae Affected by Interference Effects in the F 18 ( p , $\alpha$ ) O 15 Reaction?},
author={A. M. Laird and A. S. Parikh and Alexander Murphy and K. Wimmer and A. A. Chen and Catherine M. Deibel and Th. Faestermann and Simon P. Fox and Brian R. Fulton and R. Hertenberger and D. Irvine and Jordi Jos'e and Richard Longland and David J Mountford and B. Sambrook and Dg Seiler and H-F. Wirth},
journal={Physical Review Letters},
year={2013},
volume={110},
pages={032502}
}
The (18)F(p,α)(15)O reaction rate is crucial for constraining model predictions of the γ-ray observable radioisotope (18)F produced in novae. The determination of this rate is challenging due to particular features of the level scheme of the compound nucleus, (19)Ne, which result in interference effects potentially playing a significant role. The dominant uncertainty in this rate arises from interference between J(π)=3/2(+) states near the proton threshold (S(p)=6.411 MeV) and a broad J(π)=3/2… Expand
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