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Superheated droplet detectors - a new way to study the 12C(α,γ)16O reaction

Ernst Rehm, Argonne National Laboratory, Physics Division

The 12C(α,γ)16O reaction is one of the most important reactions in stellar nucleosynthesis and, for that reason, has sometimes been called ‘the holy grail’ of nuclear astrophysics. I will give a brief status report on earlier measurements and then discuss a new approach, which will utilize a superheated droplet detector and the free electron laser at Duke University.

Thursday, 15 July, 2010 - 15:30
Seminar Location: 
Pavillon RJA Levesque, salle 104
Refreshments Time and Location: 
café et biscuits à 15h00

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