EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 279, 2023Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics – X (NPA-X 2022)
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|Published online||22 March 2023|
Precision measurements of the 12C(αγ) reaction with gamma beams and TPC detector(s)
LNS at Avery Point, University of Connecticut, 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340, USA
* Corresponding author: email@example.com Supported by USDOE grant Number DE-FG02-94ER40870
Published online: 22 March 2023
The cross section of the 12C(α,γ)16O reaction, well-recognized as the most important nuclear input of stellar evolution theory, has eluded precise measurements over the last few decades, as evident in the lack of precise confirmation of an elementary prediction of quantum mechanics of the E1-E2 mixing phase angle (ϕ12). More troubling are modern data, measured with 4π array of HPGe detectors, that are in conflict with this prediction. A new method to measure this cross section with TPC detectors and gamma-beams, by measuring the time reverse 16O(γ,α)12C reaction discussed here, shows great promise, for example the measured data do not disagree with the predicted π12 and agree with the predicted trend.
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