Carbon-carbon fusion reaction represents a nuclear process of great interest in astrophysics, since the carbon burning is connected with the third phase of massive stars (M > 8 M) evolution. In spite of several experimental works, carbon-carbon cross section has been measured at energy still above the Gamow window moreover data at low energy present big uncertainty. In this paper we report the results about the study of the 16O(12C,α 20Ne)α reaction as a possible three-body process to investigate 12C(12C,α)20Ne at astrophysical energy via Trojan Horse Method (THM). This study represents the first step of a program of experiments aimed to measure the 12C+12C cross section at astrophysical energy using the THM.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 14 2016|
|Event||8th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics - Sicily, Italy|
Duration: Sep 13 2015 → Sep 20 2015
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)