# Low-energy Al23β -delayed proton decay and Na22 destruction in novae

@article{Friedman2020LowenergyA,
title={Low-energy
Al23$\beta$
-delayed proton decay and
Na22
destruction in novae},
author={M. Friedman and T. Budner and David P{\'e}rez-Loureiro and Emanuel Pollacco and C. Wrede and J. Jos{\'e} and B. A. Brown and M. Cortesi and C. Fry and Brent Glassman and Joseph Heideman and Molly Janasik and Michael Roosa and J. Stomps and Jason T. Surbrook and Pranjal Tiwari},
journal={Physical Review C},
year={2020},
volume={101}
}
The radionuclide $^{22}$Na is a target of $\gamma$-ray astronomy searches, predicted to be produced during thermonuclear runaways driving classical novae. The $^{22}$Na(p,$\gamma$)$^{23}$Mg reaction is the main destruction channel of $^{22}$Na during a nova, hence, its rate is needed to accurately predict the $^{22}$Na yield. However, experimental determinations of the resonance strengths have led to inconsistent results. In this work, we report a measurement of the branching ratios of the…
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