Type I X-ray bursts are the most common explosions in the Galaxy; however, the nucleosynthesis that occurs during the thermonuclear runaway and explosion is poorly understood. In this proceedings we discuss current experimental efforts and techniques that are being used to study X-ray burst nucleosynthesis in the laboratory. Specifically, radioactive ion beam techniques that have recently been developed have allowed the study of some of the most important (α, p) reactions in X-ray bursts for the first time. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.
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Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Deibel, C., Afanasieva, L., Albers, M., Alcorta, M., Almarez-Calderon, S., Bedoor, S., Bertone, P., Carnelli, P., Chen, A., Chen, J., Clark, J., Figueira, J., Greene, J., Hoffman, C., Irvine, D., Jiang, C., Kay, B., Lai, J., Lee, H., Lighthall, J., Manwell, S., Marley, S., Nair, C., Palachan-Hazan, T., Pardo, R., Patel, N., Paul, M., Rasco, B., Rehm, K., Rogers, A., Shetty, D., Ugalde, C., & Wuosmaa, A. (2012). Studying X-ray burst nucleosynthesis in the laboratory. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 403 (1) https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/403/1/012033