EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 279, 2023Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics – X (NPA-X 2022)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||22 March 2023|
Experimental study of alpha-induced nuclear reactions on Tellurium isotopes for the astrophysical γ-process
1 Institute for Nuclear Research (ATOMKI), Bem tér 18/c, H-4001 Debrecen, Hungary
2 University of Debrecen Doctoral School of Physics, Egyetem tér 1, H-4032 Debrecen, Hungary
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Published online: 22 March 2023
Heavier p isotopes are believed to be produced through the γ-process. The path of γ-process can be modelled with network calculations. These calculations include about 20000 reactions on more than 2000, mostly unstable nuclei, many of these reactions involves alpha particles. Theoretical cross sections of reactions involving alpha particles are found to be very sensitive to the alpha-nucleus optical potential, which is not known well enough at low, astrophysical energies. This potential can be studied experimentally by measuring the cross section of (α,n) reactions close above the reaction threshold. The aim of the present work is thus to measure the cross section of the 122Te(α,n)125Xe, 124Te(α,n)127Xe and 130Te(α,n)133Xe reactions for which no data exist in literature. The half-life of the produced Xe isotopes allows us to use the activation technique. Tellurium targets with natural isotopic composition will be used in order to measure the three reactions in parallel. The experiments are in progress using the cyclotron accelerator of ATOMKI. In this paper details of the experimental technique and the preliminary results of the first test measurements are presented.
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