Radiative alpha capture on S34 at astrophysically relevant energies and design of a scattering chamber for high precision elastic scattering measurements for the DRAGON experiment
Radiative α capture on ³⁴S has been shown to have an impact on nucleosynthesis in hot and explosive astrophysical environments, including stellar (core and shell) oxygen burning, Type II supernovae, and Type Ia supernovae. However, there exist discrepancies in the literature for the resonance strengths of two strong resonances within the Gamow window for oxygen burning temperatures (which ranges from ECM = 2.286 - 4.080 MeV at 2.2 GK). Previous measurements suffered from systematic uncertainties inherent in the experimental technique employed. Furthermore, there are several states in ³⁸Ar lying ...
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