Nuclear Physics Seminar: Prof. Philip Adsley, Texas A&M


Location: 184 Nieuwland Science Hall (View on map )

Nuclear astrophysics with the K600 at iThemba LABS

Prof. Philip Adsley
Physics & Astronomy
Texas A&M

The difficulty of direct measurements for nuclear astrophysics necessitates indirect measurements to provide experiment-based constraints on reaction rates. In this seminar, I will discuss recent results from iThemba LABS in South Africa, focusing on  coincidence measurements performed with the K600 magnetic spectrometer and the Coincidence Array for K600 Experiments (the CAKE), an array of double-sided silicon strip detectors. Particular focus will be given to recent measurements of the 24 Mg(α,α) reaction and subsequent charged-particle decays from possible resonances above the 12 C+ 12 C threshold and measurements of proton decays from 22 Mg with application to the 18 Ne(α,p) reaction in Type-I X-ray bursts.

Hosted by Prof. Couder

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