Indirect study of the astrophysically important 15O(α,γ)19Ne reaction through 2H(18Ne,19Ne)1H

A.M. Laird, S. Cherubini, A.N. Ostrowski, M. Aliotta, T. Davinson, A. Di Pietro, P. Figuera, D. Groombridge, W. Galster, J.S. Graulich, J. Hinnefeld, M. Lattuada, P. Leleux, L. Michel, A. Musumarra, A. Ninane, M.G. Pellegriti, A.C. Shotter, A. Spitaleri, A. TuminoJ. Vervier, P. Woods

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

23 Citations (Scopus)


The 15O(α,γ)19Ne reaction is generally considered as a potential breakout reaction from the hot CNO cycle. Under nova conditions, the reaction rate is dominated by a single sub-Coulomb resonance at Ec.m.=504 keV which corresponds to a 19Ne excitation energy of ER=4.033 MeV. Results from a d(18Ne,19Ne)p experiment show that states of astrophysical interest are populated in this reaction. An upper limit for the α-branching ratio of the 4.033 MeV state was identified and branching ratios for other states in 19Ne were found to be in good agreement with stable beam based results.
Original languageEnglish
Article number048801
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review C: Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


  • astrophysics
  • branching ratios
  • plasmas


Dive into the research topics of 'Indirect study of the astrophysically important 15O(α,γ)19Ne reaction through 2H(18Ne,19Ne)1H'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this