The 6Li(p,α)3He and 7Li(p,α) 4He reaction cross sections were obtained for E = 90-580 keV and E = 90-1740 keV, respectively. R-matrix and polynomial fits to the bare astrophysical S-factor confirmed, with improved accuracy, previous work data, yielding Sb(0) = 3.52 0.08 MeV b, and 55.6+0.8 -1.7 keV b for the 6Li and 7Li reactions, respectively. Therefore, the astrophysical consequences related to these two isotopes remain essentially unchanged. With the present work Sb(E) data, a reanalysis of the low energy data for different environments - Li 2WO4 insulator, Li metal, and PdLix alloys - confirms that the large electron screening effects can be explained by the plasma model of Debye applied to the quasi-free electrons in the metallic samples.
|Journal||Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 7 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics