7Be(p,γ)8B has an important role in nuclear astrophysics, having a direct impact on both the high energy component of solar neutrinos and the 7Li abundance after the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. All direct measurements providing useful information on this reaction so far used the same approach, i.e. a proton beam on a radioactive 7Be target. The overall precision and accuracy of the estimate of the astrophysical rate of this reaction are limited by the discrepancy between the results of existing measurements, possibly due to the complicated stoichiometry and beam induced deterioration of the radioactive targets. The ERNA (European Recoil separator for Nuclear Astrophysics) collaboration planned a new experiment in inverse kinematics exploiting the intense 7Be beam available at CIRCE (Center for Isotopic Research on Cultural and Environmental heritage), Caserta, Italy. The 8B recoils are produced in a windowless hydrogen gas target and detected after the efficient mass separation provided by ERNA. Here we present the commissioning of the experimental setup and a first cross section measurement at Ecm≈ 812 keV.

Test measurement of 7Be(p, γ)8B with the recoil mass separator ERNA

Buompane R.;De Cesare N.;D'Onofrio A.;Gialanella L.;Marzaioli F.;Porzio G.;Sabbarese C.;Terrasi F.
2018

Abstract

7Be(p,γ)8B has an important role in nuclear astrophysics, having a direct impact on both the high energy component of solar neutrinos and the 7Li abundance after the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. All direct measurements providing useful information on this reaction so far used the same approach, i.e. a proton beam on a radioactive 7Be target. The overall precision and accuracy of the estimate of the astrophysical rate of this reaction are limited by the discrepancy between the results of existing measurements, possibly due to the complicated stoichiometry and beam induced deterioration of the radioactive targets. The ERNA (European Recoil separator for Nuclear Astrophysics) collaboration planned a new experiment in inverse kinematics exploiting the intense 7Be beam available at CIRCE (Center for Isotopic Research on Cultural and Environmental heritage), Caserta, Italy. The 8B recoils are produced in a windowless hydrogen gas target and detected after the efficient mass separation provided by ERNA. Here we present the commissioning of the experimental setup and a first cross section measurement at Ecm≈ 812 keV.
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