2018 Impact factor 2.481
Hadrons and Nuclei


Eur. Phys. J. A 13, 227-232 (2002)

Asymptotic normalization coefficients and astrophysical direct capture rates

C.A. Gagliardi1, A. Azhari1, V. Burjan2, F. Carstoiu3, V. Kroha2, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov1, A. Sattarov1, X. Tang1, L. Trache1 and R.E. Tribble1

1  Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
2  Institute for Nuclear Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague-Rez, Czech Republic
3  Institute for Atomic Physics, Bucharest, Romania

(Received: 1 May 2001)

Abstract
Peripheral transfer reactions can be used to determine asymptotic normalization coefficients (ANCs). These coefficients, which specify the normalization of the tail of the nuclear overlap function, determine S-factors for direct capture reactions at astrophysical energies. A variety of proton transfer reactions involving both stable and radioactive beams have been used to measure ANCs. Tests have demonstrated that ANCs determined from proton transfer reactions can be used to calculate astrophysical direct capture rates to within 9%. The 10B( 7Be, 8B) 9Be and 14N( 7Be, 8B) 13C reactions have been used to measure the ANC appropriate for determining the 7Be( $p,\gamma$) 8B rate, and the 14N( 11C, 12N) 13C reaction has been used to measure the ANC required to calculate the 11C( $p,\gamma$) 12N rate.

PACS
26.20.+f - Hydrostatic stellar nucleosynthesis.
25.60.Je - Transfer reactions.
21.10.Jx - Spectroscopic factors.

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