Investigation of α-induced reactions on the p nucleus Yb168

L. Netterdon, P. Demetriou, J. Endres, U. Giesen, G. G. Kiss, A. Sauerwein, T. Szücs, K. O. Zell, A. Zilges

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Cross sections for the Yb168(α,γ)Hf172 and Yb168(α,n)Hf171 reactions were measured by means of the activation method using α particles with energies between 12.9 MeV and 15.1 MeV. The spectroscopy of the γ rays emitted by the reaction products was performed using three different HPGe detector types, namely clover-type high-purity germanium detectors, a low-energy photon spectrometer detector, and a coaxial high-purity germanium detector. The results were compared to Hauser-Feshbach statistical model calculations. Within certain assumptions, astrophysical conclusions could be drawn concerning the production of the p nucleus Yb168. The data in this work can serve as a contribution to the current very fragmentary experimental data base for charged-particle induced reactions. In addition, the absolute intensity for nine γ -ray transitions following the electron capture decay of Hf171 could be derived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-167
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - okt. 3 2013

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Netterdon, L., Demetriou, P., Endres, J., Giesen, U., Kiss, G. G., Sauerwein, A., Szücs, T., Zell, K. O., & Zilges, A. (2013). Investigation of α-induced reactions on the p nucleus Yb168. Nuclear Physics A, 916, 149-167.