The 12C(12C,α)20Ne and 12C(12C,p)23Na reactions at the Gamow peak via the Trojan Horse Method
1 Facoltà di Ingegneria e Architettura, Università degli Studi di Enna “Kore”, Enna, Italy
2 INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
Published online: 11 May 2016
A measurement of the 12C(14N,α20Ne)2H and 12C(14N,p23Na)2Hreactions has been performed at a 14N beam energy of 30.0 MeV. The experiment aims to explore the extent to which contributing 24Mg excited states can be populated in the quasi-free reaction off the deuteron in 14N. In particular, the 24Mg excitation region explored in the measurement plays a key role in stellar carbon burning whose cross section is commonly determined by extrapolating high-energy fusion data. From preliminary results, α and proton channels are clearly identified. In particular, ground and first excited states of 20Ne and 23Na play a major role.
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