Measurement of the O-17(p,gamma)F-18 reaction rate at astrophysically relevant energies

U. Hager, L. Buchmann, B. Davids, J. Fallis, B. R. Fulton, N. Galinski, U. Greife, D. A. Hutcheon, D. Ottewell, A. Rojas, C. Ruiz, K. Setoodehnia

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The O-17( p, gamma)F-18 reaction plays an important role in hydrogen- burning nucleosynthesis. Conflicting values for the low- energy behavior of its cross section exist in the literature. We present direct measurements of the astrophysical S factor of the O-17( p, gamma)F-18 reaction at center- of- mass energies between 250 and 500 keV. These measurements were conducted in inverse kinematics at the DRAGON recoil separator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035803
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2012

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