15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Nuclear astrophysics with DRAGON

16 Jun 2014, 15:45
C-301 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Nuclear Physics / Physique nucléaire (DNP-DPN) (M2-2) Nuclear Astrophysics - DNP / Astrophysique nucléaire - DPN


Dr Gregory Christian (TRIUMF)


The DRAGON facility at TRIUMF measures radiative proton and alpha capture reactions relevant to nucleosynthesis in a variety of astrophysical scenarios. DRAGON experiments are performed in inverse kinematics, taking advantage of the intense radioactive and stable beams available at TRIUMF. In this talk, I will present an overview of recent activities at DRAGON, which include the first successful measurement with a high mass beam, 76Se; measurement of proton capture on radioactive 38K; and extensive upgrades to the data acquisition system and installation of low-intensity beam diagnostics. I will also discuss some future plans for DRAGON, including an indirect measurement of the 330 keV resonance in 18F(p,g) via 15O(a,g) and 15(a,a).

Primary author


Dr Alison Laird (University of York) Mr Charlie Akers (University of York) Dr Chris Ruiz (TRIUMF) Dr Dave Hutcheon (TRIUMF) Mr Devin Connolly (Colorado School of Mines) Dr Gavin Lotay (University of Surrey) Dr Jennifer Fallis (TRIUMF) Prof. Lothar Buchmann (TRIUMF) Dr Patrick O'Maley (Colorado School of Mines) Prof. Ulrike Hager (Colorado School of Mines)

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