21-23 February 2011
Colegio Rector Peset
Europe/Madrid timezone

Aluminum-26 nucleosynthesis with proton-rich exotic beams

22 Feb 2011, 11:00
Colegio Rector Peset

Colegio Rector Peset


Alan Chen (Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University)


The goal of understanding the production of galactic Al-26 brings together progress in nuclear astrophysics from observations, theory, meteoritics, and laboratory experiments. In the case of experimental work, nuclear reactions involving unstable isotopes are being studied to elucidate the production of Al-26 in stellar explosive nucleosynthesis. This talk will discuss recent experiments carried out by our McMaster group to study such reactions with proton-rich radioactive ion beams at various laboratories worldwide (e.g., TRIUMF-ISAC, NSCL and CNS at RIKEN); in the process, it will also provide a survey of some of the different techniques currently used in laboratory experiments on the origin of the elements.

Primary author

Alan Chen (Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University)

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