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The Coulomb Dissociation of 8B and a Critical Assessment of the Seattle S 17(0) Result

The Coulomb Dissociation of 8B and a Critical Assessment of the Seattle S 17(0) Result The Coulomb dissociation of 8B, measured with high precision by the GSI group, is in excellent agreement with the astrophysical cross section factor (S 17) measured by the Weizmann group with a 7Be target. The GSI and Weizmann data are in good agreement with the Seattle data at high energies, but at low energies we observe a slight systematic (up to 2&sigma;) deviation, yet the Seattle group repeatedly rejects the CD method. We show that when plotting the slopes, they mis plotted one CD data point and exclude measured slopes that contradict their claim. Indeed, the measured slope is essential to elucidate the d-wave correction to <i>S</i>17(0) that could be as large as 15%, and is the last open question that needs to be resolved before <i>S</i>17(0) can be quoted with an accuracy of 5% or better. We show that this goal has not been achieved (in spite of the strong claim of the Seattle group), since currently there is no agreement among experiments as well as among theoretical models on the value of the slope. In addition, currently there is no theoretical framework within which (for example the Seattle) data can be analyzed and <i>S</i>17(0) extrapolated with the claimed high precision of 2.5%. This (last) issue of the slope and the d-wave correction must be resolved (by future measurements) so as to allow quoting <i>S</i>17(0) with an accuracy of 5% or better. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Physica Hungarica Series A, Heavy Ion Physics Springer Journals

The Coulomb Dissociation of 8B and a Critical Assessment of the Seattle S 17(0) Result

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Akadémiai Kiadó
Subject
Physics; Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons
ISSN
1219-7580
eISSN
1588-2675
DOI
10.1556/APH.24.2005.1-4.47
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Abstract

The Coulomb dissociation of 8B, measured with high precision by the GSI group, is in excellent agreement with the astrophysical cross section factor (S 17) measured by the Weizmann group with a 7Be target. The GSI and Weizmann data are in good agreement with the Seattle data at high energies, but at low energies we observe a slight systematic (up to 2&sigma;) deviation, yet the Seattle group repeatedly rejects the CD method. We show that when plotting the slopes, they mis plotted one CD data point and exclude measured slopes that contradict their claim. Indeed, the measured slope is essential to elucidate the d-wave correction to <i>S</i>17(0) that could be as large as 15%, and is the last open question that needs to be resolved before <i>S</i>17(0) can be quoted with an accuracy of 5% or better. We show that this goal has not been achieved (in spite of the strong claim of the Seattle group), since currently there is no agreement among experiments as well as among theoretical models on the value of the slope. In addition, currently there is no theoretical framework within which (for example the Seattle) data can be analyzed and <i>S</i>17(0) extrapolated with the claimed high precision of 2.5%. This (last) issue of the slope and the d-wave correction must be resolved (by future measurements) so as to allow quoting <i>S</i>17(0) with an accuracy of 5% or better.

Journal

Acta Physica Hungarica Series A, Heavy Ion PhysicsSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 3, 2014

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