Reactions on certain proton-rich, radioactive nuclei have been shown to have a significant influence on X-ray bursts. We provide an overview of two recent measurements of important X-ray burst reactions using in-flight radioactive ion beams from the RESOLUT facility at the J. D. Fox Superconducting Accelerator Laboratory at Florida State University. The 17F(d,n)18Ne reaction was measured, and Asymptotic Normalization Coefficients were extracted for bound states in 18Ne that determine the direct-capture cross section dominating the 17F(p,γ)18Ne reaction rate for T ≲ 0.45 GK. Unbound resonant states were also studied, and the single-particle strength for the 4.523-MeV (3+) state was found to be consistent with previous results. The 19Ne(d,n)20Na proton transfer reaction was used to study resonances in the 19Ne(p,γ)20Na reaction. The most important 2.65-MeV state in 20Na was observed to decay by proton emission to both the ground and first-excited states in 19Ne, providing strong evidence for a 3+ spin assignment and indicating that proton capture on the thermally-populated first-excited state in 19Ne is an important contributor to the 19Ne(p,γ)20Na reaction rate.
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EPJ Web of Conferences
Blackmon, J., Wiedenhöver, I., Belarge, J., Kuvin, S., Anastasiou, M., Baby, L., Baker, J., Colbert, K., Deibel, C., Gardiner, H., Gay, D., Good, E., Höflich, P., Hood, A., Keely, N., Lai, J., Laminack, A., Linhardt, L., Lighthall, J., Macon, K., Need, E., Quails, N., Rasco, B., Rijal, N., & Volya, A. (2017). Studies of X-ray burst reactions with radioactive ion beams from RESOLUT. EPJ Web of Conferences, 165 https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201716501005