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Scintillator-He3 Array for Deep-underground Experiments on the S-process

Project description

High-accuracy proton and neutron energy measurements in stellar nucleosynthesis

The EU-funded SHADES project aims to provide new measurement data on a reaction of critical importance for the synthesis of heavy elements in the Universe: Ne-22(alpha,n)Mg-25. High-accuracy measurements of this reaction have been a long-standing goal of nuclear astrophysics scientists but very low reaction rates at low energies have prevented any progress in direct measurements over the last 20 years. Through the construction of a specialised neutron detector, the project aims to measure this important stellar reaction directly in the energy region of stellar burning, the so-called Gamow window. The SHADES dataset will provide an improved and more robust picture of the amount of produced heavy elements in stellar nucleosynthesis.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 206 066,25

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 206 066,25
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 140 528,75
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations