The LUNA (Laboratory Underground for Nuclear Astrophysics) facility has been designed to study nuclear reactions of astrophysical interest. It is located deep underground in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory; Italy. Two electrostatic accelerators; with 50 and 400 kV maximum voltage, in combination with solid and gas target setups allowed to measure the total cross-sections of the radiative-capture reactions H-2(p, gamma)He-3 and N-14(p, gamma)O-15 within their relevant Gamow peaks. We report on the gamma background in the Gran Sasso laboratory measured by germanium and bismuth germanate detectors, with and without an incident proton beam. A method to localize the sources of beam-induced background using the Doppler shift of emitted gamma rays is presented. The feasibility of radiative-capture studies at energies of astrophysical interest is discussed for several experimental scenarios.

Feasibility of low energy radiative capture experiments at the LUNA underground accelerator facility / D. Bemmerer, F. Confortola, A. Lemut, R. Bonetti, C. Broggini, P. Corvisiero, H. Costantini, J. Cruz, A. Formicola, Z. Fulop, G. Gervino, A. Guglielmetti, C. Gustavino, G. Gyurky, G. Imbriani, A. P. Jesus, M. Junker, B. Limata, R. Menegazzo, P. Prati, V. Roca, D. Rogalla, C. Rolfs, M. Romano, C. Rossi-Alvarez, F. Schumann, E. Somorjai, O. Straniero, F. Strieder, F. Terrasi, H. P. Trautvetter, A. Vomiero. - In: THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. A, HADRONS AND NUCLEI. - ISSN 1434-6001. - 24:2(2005), pp. 313-319.

Feasibility of low energy radiative capture experiments at the LUNA underground accelerator facility

R. Bonetti;A. Guglielmetti;
2005

Abstract

The LUNA (Laboratory Underground for Nuclear Astrophysics) facility has been designed to study nuclear reactions of astrophysical interest. It is located deep underground in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory; Italy. Two electrostatic accelerators; with 50 and 400 kV maximum voltage, in combination with solid and gas target setups allowed to measure the total cross-sections of the radiative-capture reactions H-2(p, gamma)He-3 and N-14(p, gamma)O-15 within their relevant Gamow peaks. We report on the gamma background in the Gran Sasso laboratory measured by germanium and bismuth germanate detectors, with and without an incident proton beam. A method to localize the sources of beam-induced background using the Doppler shift of emitted gamma rays is presented. The feasibility of radiative-capture studies at energies of astrophysical interest is discussed for several experimental scenarios.
SOLAR GAMOW PEAK; GRAN-SASSO; GAMMA)O-15 REACTION; GLOBULAR-CLUSTERS; 1ST MEASUREMENT; CROSS-SECTION; NEUTRON-FLUX; SPECTROMETRY; DETECTORS; N-14(P
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
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