Proton decay branching ratio for the 6.15-MeV 18Ne level
The 14O(α,p)17F reaction is an important trigger to the αp process in x-ray bursts. Only limited information is available from direct measurements of the reaction cross section, and the time-inverse 17F(p,α)14O reaction has been frequently used to constrain the astrophysical reaction rate. These time-inverse measurements must be complemented by inelastic 17F(p,p′)17F* studies to constrain branches populating the first excited state of 17F. Discrepancies in the literature are examined in relationship to directly measured 17F(p,p′)17F* data, and it is shown that a resolution is possible. Claims of alternative spin assignments for the 6.15-MeV level are also discussed in relationship to the measured inelastic data. © 2012 American Physical Society.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Bardayan, D., Blackmon, J., Kozub, R., Matoš, M., & Smith, M. (2012). Proton decay branching ratio for the 6.15-MeV 18Ne level. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 85 (6) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.85.065805