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Title: Measuring the 15 O(α, γ) 19 Ne reaction in Type I X-ray bursts using the GADGET II TPC: Hardware
Sensitivity studies have shown that the 15 O(α, γ) 19 Ne reaction is the most important reaction rate uncertainty affecting the shape of light curves from Type I X-ray bursts. This reaction is dominated by the 4.03 MeV resonance in 19 Ne. Previous measurements by our group have shown that this state is populated in the decay sequence of 20 Mg. A single 20 Mg(βp α) 15 O event through the key 15 O(α, γ) 19 Ne resonance yields a characteristic signature: the emission of a proton and alpha particle. To achieve the granularity necessary for the identification of this signature, we have upgraded the Proton Detector of the Gaseous Detector with Germanium Tagging (GADGET) into a time projection chamber to form the GADGET II detection system. GADGET II has been fully constructed, and is entering the testing phase.
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Liu, W.; Wang, Y.; Guo, B.; Tang, X.; Zeng, S.
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2011890 1913554
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EPJ Web of Conferences
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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