Accurate knowledge of thermonuclear reaction rates is a key issue in nuclear astrophysics: it is important for understanding the energy generation, neutrino production and the synthesis of the elements in stars and during primordial nucleosynthesis. Cross-section measurements are mainly hampered by the very low counting rate and cosmic background. An underground location is extremely advantageous for such studies, as demonstrated by the LUNA experiment in the Gran Sasso Laboratory (Italy). This paper reports on the results recently obtained by this experiment and on the future perspectives in the field.
|Titolo:||The LUNA experiment at Gran Sasso Laboratory : studying stars by going underground|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.4932276|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|