Direct Measurement of Resonances in ^{7}Be(α,γ)^{11}C Relevant to νp-Process Nucleosynthesis

A Psaltis, A A Chen, R Longland, D S Connolly, C R Brune, B Davids, J Fallis, R Giri, U Greife, D A Hutcheon, L Kroll, A Lennarz, J Liang, M Lovely, M Luo, C Marshall, S N Paneru, A Parikh, C Ruiz, A C ShotterM Williams

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We have performed the first direct measurement of two resonances of the ^{7}Be(α,γ)^{11}C reaction with unknown strengths using an intense radioactive ^{7}Be beam and the DRAGON recoil separator. We report on the first measurement of the 1155 and 1110 keV resonance strengths of 1.73±0.25(stat)±0.40(syst)  eV and 125_{-25}^{+27}(stat)±15(syst)  meV, respectively. The present results have reduced the uncertainty in the ^{7}Be(α,γ)^{11}C reaction rate to ∼9.4%-10.7% over T=1.5-3  GK, which is relevant for nucleosynthesis in the neutrino-driven outflows of core-collapse supernovae (νp process). We find no effect of the new, constrained reaction rate on νp-process nucleosynthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162701
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 14 2022


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