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New developments and recent results in nuclear astrophysics at Louvain-la-Neuve

Cherubini, S. and Angulo, C. and Couder, M. and Galster, W. and Graulich, J.S. and Leleux, P. and Lipnik, P. and Loiselet, M. and Musumarra, A. and Ninane, A. and Ryckewaert, G. and Vervier, J. and Aliotta, M. and Figuera, P. and Lattuada, M. and Pellegriti, M.G. and Spitaleri, C. and Davinson, T. and Di Pietro, A. and Laird, A.M. and Ostrowski, A.N. and Shotter, A.C. and Woods, P.J. and Hinnefeld, J. and Typel, S. and Wolter, H. (2002) New developments and recent results in nuclear astrophysics at Louvain-la-Neuve. Nuclear Physics A, 701 (1-4). pp. 632-636. ISSN 0375-9474

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Abstract

Nuclear astrophysics using radioactive nuclear beams is one of the major research topics in Louvain-la-Neuve. Recently, experiment aiming at the measurement of (α,γ), and (α,p) reactions have been performed. The 15O(α,γ)19Ne reaction was studied using an indirect method based on the study of the 18Ne(d, p)19Ne*. Preliminary results of a new analysis of this experiment are presented here. The new mass recoil separator ARES, coupled to the new cyclotron CYCLONE-44, is now operational. The ARES project status and results of performance tests are reported here.