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Study of 12C(α,γ)16O reaction via the transfer reaction 12C(7Li,t)16O

Abstract : The 12C(a,g )16O reaction plays an important role in helium burning in massive stars and their evolution. However, despite many experimental studies, the low-energy cross section of 12C(a,g )16O remains highly uncertain. The extrapolation of the measured cross sections to stellar energies (E=300 keV) is made difficult by the presence of the two sub-threshold states at 6.92 (2+) and 7.12 (1−) MeV of 16O. In order to further investigate the contribution of these twosubthreshold resonances to the 12C(a,g )16O cross section, we performed a new determination of the a-reduced widths of the 6.92 and 7.12 MeV of 16O via a measurement of the transfer reaction 12C(7Li,t)16O at two incident energies, 34 and 28 MeV. The measured and calculated differential cross sections are presented as well as the obtained spectroscopic factors and the a-reduced widths for the 2+ and 1− sub-threshold states and their effect on the R-matrix calculations of 12C(a,g )16O.
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N. Oulebsir, F. Hammache, Pierre Roussel, M. G. Pellegriti, L. Audouin, et al.. Study of 12C(α,γ)16O reaction via the transfer reaction 12C(7Li,t)16O. 11th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos, Jul 2010, Heidelberg, Germany. pp.129. ⟨in2p3-00670906⟩

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