EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 165, 2017Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VIII (NPA8 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||30 December 2017|
Catalysis of Nuclear Reactions by Electrons
* Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 30 December 2017
Electron screening enhances nuclear reaction cross sections at low energies. We studied the nuclear reaction 1H(19F,αγ)16O in inverse kinematics in different solid hydrogen targets. Measured resonance strengths differed by up to a factor of 10 in different targets. We also studied the 2H(p,γ)3He fusion reaction and observed electrons emitted as reaction products instead of γ rays. In this case electron screening greatly enhances internal conversion probability.
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