Cross section and reaction rate of Mo92(p,γ)Tc93 determined from thick target yield measurements

Gy Gyürky, M. Vakulenko, Zs Fülöp, Z. Halász, G. G. Kiss, E. Somorjai, T. Szücs

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Abstract

For the better understanding of the astrophysical γ-process the experimental determination of low energy proton- and α-capture cross sections on heavy isotopes is required. The existing data for the Mo92(p,γ)Tc93 reaction are contradictory and strong fluctuation of the cross section is observed which cannot be explained by the statistical model. In this paper a new determination of the Mo92(p,γ)Tc93 and Mo98(p,γ)Tc99m cross sections based on thick target yield measurements are presented and the results are compared with existing data and model calculations. Reaction rates of Mo92(p,γ)Tc93 at temperatures relevant for the γ-process are derived directly from the measured thick target yields. The obtained rates are a factor of 2 lower than the ones used in astrophysical network calculations. It is argued that in the case of fluctuating cross sections the thick target yield measurement can be more suited for a reliable reaction rate determination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-125
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume922
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014

Keywords

  • Astrophysical gamma-process
  • Gamma-spectroscopy
  • Reaction cross section
  • Thick target yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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