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Constraining the 7Be(p,gamma)8B S -factor with the new precise 7Be solar neutrino flux from Borexino

Takács, M. P.; Bemmerer, D.; Junghans, A. R.; Zuber, K.

Among the solar fusion reactions, the rate of the 7Be(p,γ)8B reaction is one of the most difficult to determine rates. In a number of previous experiments, its astrophysical S-factor has been measured at E = 0.1-2.5 MeV center-of-mass energy. However, no experimental data is available below 0.1 MeV. Thus, an extrapolation to solar energies is necessary, resulting in significant uncertainty for the extrapolated S-factor. On the other hand, the measured solar neutrino fluxes are now very precise. Therefore, the problem of the S-factor determination is turned around here: Using the measured 7Be and 8B neutrino fluxes and the Standard Solar Model, the 7Be(p,γ)8B astrophysical S-factor is determined at the solar Gamow peak. In addition, the 3He(α,γ)7Be S-factor is redetermined with a similar method.

Keywords: Nuclear Astrophysics; Solar neutrinos; Nuclear reaction rate; Solar fusion


Publ.-Id: 26342