Many astrophysical events, such as novae and X-ray bursts, are powered by reactions with radioactive nuclei. Studying the properties of these nuclei in the laboratory can therefore further our understanding of these astrophysical explosions. The TwinSol separator at the University of Notre Dame has recently been used to produce intense (∼106 pps) beams of 17F. In this article, some of the first measurements with these beams are discussed.
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Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Bardayan, D., Ahn, T., Allen, J., Becchetti, F., Blackmon, J., Brodeur, M., Frentz, B., Gupta, Y., Hall, M., Hall, O., Henderson, S., Hu, J., Kelly, J., Kolata, J., Long, A., Long, J., Macon, K., Nicoloff, C., O'Malley, P., Ostdiek, K., Pain, S., Riggins, J., Schultz, B., Smith, M., Strauss, S., & Torres-Isea, R. (2016). Recent Nuclear Astrophysics Measurements using the TwinSol Separator. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 730 (1) https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/730/1/012004