The Trojan-Horse method for nuclear astrophysics
Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung mbH (GSI), Planckstraße 1, D-64291, Darmstadt, Germany
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Accepted: 18 February 2005
Published online: 23 May 2005
The Trojan-Horse method is an indirect approach to determine the low-energy astrophysical S-factor of direct nuclear reactions by studying closely related transfer reactions with three particles in the final state under quasi-free scattering conditions. The theoretical foundation and basic features of this approach are presented. General considerations for the application of method and two examples are discussed.
PACS: 24.50.+g Direct reactions – / 25.70.Hi Transfer reactions –
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