{A new setup for the underground study of capture reactions}

Casella, C., H. Costantini, a. Lemut, B. Limata, D. Bemmerer, R. Bonetti, C. Broggini, L. Campajola, P. Cocconi, P. Corvisiero, J. Cruz, a. D'Onofrio, a. Formicola, Z. Fülöp, G. Gervino, L. Gialanella, a. Guglielmetti, C. Gustavino, G. Gyurky, a. Loiano, G. Imbriani, P. a. Jesus, M. Junker, P. Musico, a. Ordine, F. Parodi, M. Parolin, J. V. Pinto, P. Prati, J. P. Ribeiro, V. Roca, D. Rogalla, C. Rolfs, M. Romano, C. Rossi-Alvarez, a. Rottura, F. Schuemann, E. Somorjai, F. Strieder, F. Terrasi, H. P. Trautvetter, a. Vomiero, and S. Zavatarelli, "{A new setup for the underground study of capture reactions}", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 489, pp. 160–169, 2002.


For the study of astrophysically relevant capture reactions in the underground laboratory LUNA a new setup of high sensitivity has been implemented. The setup includes a windowless gas target, a 4$π$ BGO summing crystal, and beam calorimeters. The setup has been recently used to measure the d(p,$\gamma$)3He cross-section for the first time within its solar Gamow peak, i.e. down to 2.5keV c.m. energy. The features of the optimized setup are described. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.