(d,pγ) Reactions and the surrogate reaction technique
Neutron-capture reactions on neutron-rich nuclei are important to understand r-process nucleosynthesis, as well as applied needs such as stewardship science and nuclear energy. Because of the short half-lives of these species, it is not possible to measure these reactions directly with neutron beams on unstable targets. The (d,pγ) reaction with radioactive ion beams has been proposed as a surrogate reaction for (n,γ). Experiments to develop (d,pγ) techniques with radioactive ion beams and to demonstrate the efficacy of the (d,pγ) reaction as a surrogate for (n,γ) are discussed. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Cizewski, J., Hatarik, R., Jones, K., Pain, S., Thomas, J., Johnson, M., Bardayan, D., Blackmon, J., Smith, M., & Kozub, R. (2007). (d,pγ) Reactions and the surrogate reaction technique. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 261 (1-2 SPEC. ISS.), 938-940. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2007.03.028