Measuring the neon-20 radiative proton capture rate at DRAGON
Understanding the abundance levels of isotopes produced in oxygen-neon (ONe) novaewithin our galaxy requires accurate measurements of nuclear reaction rates within theirassociated reaction networks. During these cataclysmic events, the produced radioisotope 22Na is ejected into the interstellar medium and β-decays predominately to the first excitedstate in 22Ne leading to a characteristic 1.275 MeV γ-ray. To date, there has been noastronomical observation of this characteristic γ-ray that can be a potential probe into thephysics occuring within novae. The production of 22Na in classical novae ...
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