Experimental investigations of the sub-Coulomb 12C+12C and 12C+16O reactions

S. Courtin*, G. Fruet, D. G. Jenkins, C. L. Jiang, M. Heine, D. Montanari, D. Santiago-Gonzalez, M. Avila-Coronado, L. G. Morris, A. Goasduff, E. Rehm, B. Back, D. Bourgin, C. Beck

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Cluster resonances in light heavy-ion systems like 12C+12C and 12C+16O may have a major impact on astrophysics stellar scenarios. Resonant radiative capture reactions have been studied for these systems at energies at and slightly below their Coulomb barriers to investigate the possible 12C-12C and 12C-16O molecular origin of the resonances. Spins have been attributed to the resonances and specificities of their γ-decay have been identified. At deep sub-barrier energies, a fusion cross section measurement using the particle-γ coincidence technique is discussed for the 12C+12C system. A new project is presented to possibly extend the 12C+12C S low-energy S factor study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012049
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017

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