Inelastic F17(p,p)F17 scattering at Ec.m.=3 MeV and the O14(α,p)F17 reaction rate
The O14(α,p)F17 reaction is an important trigger reaction leading to the αp process in x-ray bursts. The inclusion of reaction channels populating excited F17 levels may significantly increase the calculated O14(α,p)F17 reaction rate. A radioactive F17 beam was used at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility to search for a Ne18 resonance at Ec.m.(F17+p)3.1 MeV that had been previously suggested to decay strongly to the first excited level in F17. No evidence, however, of inelastic F17+p scattering was observed at this energy, and an upper limit of ∼10 mb has been set on the inelastic-scattering cross section. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
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Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Bardayan, D., Blackmon, J., Chae, K., Howard, M., Matei, C., Martin, W., Matos, M., Moazen, B., Nesaraja, C., Peters, W., Pittman, S., Smith, M., & Spassova, I. (2010). Inelastic F17(p,p)F17 scattering at Ec.m.=3 MeV and the O14(α,p)F17 reaction rate. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 81 (6) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.81.065802