Coulomb dissociation of 27P: A reaction of astrophysical interest

S. Beceiro Novo, K. Sümmerer, D. Cortina-Gil, C. Wimmer, R. Plag, H. Alvarez-Pol, T. Aumann, K. Behr, K. Boretzky, E. Casarejos, A. Chatillon, U. Datta-Pramanik, Z. Elekes, Z. Fulop, D. Galaviz, H. Geissel, S. Giron, U. Greife, F. Hammache, M. HeilJ. Hoffman, H. Johansson, C. Karagiannis, O. Kiselev, N. Kurz, K. Larsson, T. Le Bleis, Y. Litvinov, K. Mahata, C. Muentz, C. Nociforo, W. Ott, S. Paschalis, W. Prokopowicz, C. Rodriguez-Tajes, D. Rossi, H. Simon, M. Stanoiu, J. Stroth, S. Typel, A. Wagner, F. Wamers, H. Weick

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The ground-state decay of 26Al(0+) (T 1/2=1.05× 106) has a shorter life-time than the Universe. The presence of this element in the Galaxy was measured via g-ray spectroscopy, showing that the nucleosynthesis of this element is an ongoing process in stars. The proton-capture reaction 26Si(p,γ) 27P competes with the production of 26Al(0+) by β-decay. Coulomb dissociation of 27P has been suggested as an indirect method to measure radiative-proton capture when the direct reaction is not feasible. Such an experiment was performed at GSI with a secondary 27P beam produced by fragmenting a 36Ar primary beam at 500 A MeV. Two main observables are preliminarily presented in this work: the reaction cross section and the relative-energy spectrum of the outgoing fragments

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event11th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2010 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 19 Jul 201023 Jul 2010


Conference11th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, NIC 2010

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