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Introduction to experimental nuclear astrophysics

  • A. FormicolaEmail author
  • G. Imbriani
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Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Focus Point on Rewriting Nuclear Physics Textbooks: Basic Nuclear Interactions and Their Link to Nuclear Processes in the Cosmos and on Earth

Abstract.

The present contribution aims to present some general features of the experimental approaches in Nuclear Astrophysics. After a general introduction on light elements nucleosynthesis and on how to determine the reaction rates in a stellar environment, we will focus our attention on underground experiments aimed to directly measure nuclear cross sections of astrophysics interest. We will discuss the 14N(p,\( \gamma\))15O and 12C + 12C reactions, underlying the advantages in approaching these measurements in a deep underground laboratory, as the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INFNLaboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, AssergiL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento Fisica “E. Pancini”Università degli Studi Napoli “Federico II” and INFNNapoliItaly

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