Introduction to experimental nuclear astrophysics
INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, via Acitelli 22, 67100, L’Aquila, Italy
2 Dipartimento Fisica “E. Pancini”, Università degli Studi Napoli “Federico II” and INFN, Napoli, Italy
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Accepted: 6 January 2019
Published online: 7 March 2019
The present contribution aims to present some general features of the experimental approaches in Nuclear Astrophysics. After a general introduction on light elements nucleosynthesis and on how to determine the reaction rates in a stellar environment, we will focus our attention on underground experiments aimed to directly measure nuclear cross sections of astrophysics interest. We will discuss the 14N(p,)15O and 12C + 12C reactions, underlying the advantages in approaching these measurements in a deep underground laboratory, as the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso.
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