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Cross sections of the ^(21)Ne(α, n)^(24)Mg and ^(22)Ne(α, n)^(25)Mg reactions at low energies of astrophysical interest

Mak, H.-B. and Ashery, D. and Barnes, C. A. (1974) Cross sections of the ^(21)Ne(α, n)^(24)Mg and ^(22)Ne(α, n)^(25)Mg reactions at low energies of astrophysical interest. Nuclear Physics A, 226 (3). pp. 493-505. ISSN 0375-9474. doi:10.1016/0375-9474(74)90496-5.

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The ^(21)Ne(α, n)^(24)Mg reaction has been studied over the energy range E_(c.m.) = 1.4−2.57MeV, by neutron time-of-flight spectroscopy and by the detection of the subsequent γ-ray transitions in ^(24)Mg. The astrophysical cross-section factor S(0) was determined and reaction rates were calculated for temperatures up to 5×10^9°K. In favorable circumstances, this reaction can provide a significant neutron flux for nucleosynthesis. The absolute normalization of the cross sections obtained in our earlier work on the reaction ^(22)Ne(α, n)^(25)Mg has also been verified.

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Additional Information:© 1974 Published by Elsevier B.V. Received 9 April 1974. Supported in part by the National Science Foundation [GP-28027].
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Official Citation:H.-B. Mak, D. Ashery, C.A. Barnes, Cross sections of the 21Ne(α, n)24Mg and 22Ne(α, n)25Mg reactions at low energies of astrophysical interest, Nuclear Physics A, Volume 226, Issue 3, 8 July 1974, Pages 493-505, ISSN 0375-9474, (
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