Validating (d,pγ) as a surrogate for neutron capture

A. Ratkiewicz, J. A. Cizewski, S. D. Pain, A. S. Adekola, J. T. Burke, R. J. Casperson, N. Fotiades, M. McCleskey, S. Burcher, C. M. Shand, R. A.E. Austin, T. Baugher, M. P. Carpenter, M. Devlin, J. E. Escher, S. Hardy, R. Hatarik, M. E. Howard, R. O. Hughes, K. L. JonesR. L. Kozub, C. J. Lister, B. Manning, J. M. O'Donnell, W. A. Peters, T. J. Ross, N. D. Scielzo, D. Seweryniak, S. Zhu

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The r-process is responsible for creating roughly half of the elements heavier than iron. It has recently become understood that the rates at which neutron capture reactions proceed at late times in the r-process may dramatically affect the final abundance pattern. However, direct measurements of neutron capture reaction rates on exotic nuclei are exceptionally difficult, necessitating the development of indirect approaches such as the surrogate technique. The (d,pγ) reaction at low energies was identified as a promising surrogate for the (n,γ) reaction, as both reactions share many characteristics. We report on a program to validate (d,pγ) as a surrogate for (n,γ) using 95Mo as a target. The experimental campaign includes direct measurements of the γ-ray intensities from the decay of excited states populated in the 95Mo(n,γ) and 95Mo(d,pγ) reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCGS15 2014 - Capture GammaRay Spectroscopy and Related Topics
EditorsKai Zuber, Ronald Schwengner
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759817948
StatePublished - May 28 2015
Event15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS15 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Aug 25 2014Aug 29 2014

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Other15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS15 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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