Feb 7 – 9, 2017
Radisson Hotel Lansing
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Study of 38Ca resonances in the 34Ar(α,p)37K reaction via proton scattering in 37K

Feb 7, 2017, 2:45 PM
Radisson Hotel Lansing

Radisson Hotel Lansing

111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Talk [Main Conference] Contributed talk Session 3


Ms Lauer Amber (Louisiana State University)


The 34Ar(α,p)37K reaction is important in Type I X-ray bursts (XRBs), where nucleosynthesis proceeds through the α,p and rp processes up to A<100. Waiting-point nuclei in XRBs (e.g. 34Ar) are in (p,γ)-(γ,p) equilibrium and may stall the burst, but the (α,p) reaction may provide a detour. We performed 37K+p elastic scattering to study the compound nucleus 38Ca at the ReA3 facility at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory using a 37K beam incident on a CH2 target. Scattered protons were detected in telescopes of Si strip detectors, while coincident heavy recoils were detected in a gas ionization chamber. Experimental results will be presented and implications for XRB nucleosynthesis and observables discussed.

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Ms Lauer Amber (Louisiana State University)


Catherine Deibel (Louisiana State University) Jeffery Blackmon (Louisiana State University)

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