Feb 7 – 9, 2017
Radisson Hotel Lansing
US/Eastern timezone

Measuring the Acceptance of St George

Feb 7, 2017, 4:45 PM
1h 15m
Radisson Hotel Lansing

Radisson Hotel Lansing

111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Poster [Main Conference] Poster session


Mr Chris Seymour (University of Notre Dame)


The St. George recoil separator located in the Nuclear Science Lab at Notre Dame will be used to measure radiative alpha capture reaction cross sections of astrophysical interest. Low reaction rates at energies found in stellar environments inhibit standard measurement techniques due to a relatively high gamma background. Recoil separators aim to eliminate this background problem by directly detecting the heavy reaction products. In order to conduct accurate measurements, the properties of the separator must be well understood. A systematic measurement of the energy acceptance has been performed at zero degrees over the phase space of electric and magnetic rigidities of interest for St. George. These measurements will be reported on, along with the progress to determine the angular acceptance of the separator.

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Mr Chris Seymour (University of Notre Dame)

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