Nov 01

Patrick and Sean presented their work at the COS-JAM event

Patrick and Sean were both selected to give oral presentations at the COS-JAM event. Patrick discussed the work that formed his Honor Thesis: proton capture reaction on 108Cd, one of the p-nuclei. The goal of the work was to constrain the cross section to better understand the production of Cd isotopes by the p-process during the explosion of a type II SN.
Sean in his talk provided the details of the p-process nucleosynthesis and the summing-technique, the gamma-ray detection technique that we use in our group. He also presented HECTOR, our summing detector.