Trojan Horse Method experiments with radioactive ion beams

Marisa Gulino, Silvio Cherubini, Giuseppe Gabriele Rapisarda, Shigeru Kubono, Livio Lamia, Marco La Cognata, Rosario Gianluca Pizzone, Hidetoshi Yamaguchi, Seya Hayakawa, Yasuo Wakabayashi, Naohito Iwasa, Seigo Kato, Tetsuro Komatsubara, Takashi Teranishi, Alain Coc, Nicolas De Séréville, Fairouz Hammache, Gabor Kiss, Shawn Bishop, Dam Nguyen BinhBrian Roeder, Livius Trache, Robert Tribble, Roberta Spartà, Iolanda Indelicato, Claudio Spitaleri

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The Trojan Horse Method (THM) is an indirect method that allows to get information about a two body reaction cross-section even at very low energy, avoiding the suppression effects due to the presence of the Coulomb barrier. The method requires a very accurate measurement of a three body reaction in order to reconstruct the whole kinematics and discriminate among different reaction mechanisms that can populate the same final state. These requirements hardly match with the typical low intensity and large divergence of radioactive ion beams (RIBs), and experimental improvements are mandatory for the applicability of the method. The first reaction induced by a radio activeion beam studied by applying the THM was the 18F(p,α)15O. Two experiments were performed in two different laboratories and using different experimental set-ups. The two experiments will be discussed and some results will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01008
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 29
Event9th European Summer School on Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, ENNAS 2017 - Santa Tecla, Catania, Italy
Duration: 2017 Sept 172017 Sept 24


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