John D'Auria, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics at the ISAC Radioactive Beams Laboratory Using the DRAGON Facility
The field of research with energetic radioactive beams (RB) from ISOL type systems is now well established and a number of facilities are in operation around the world. Such facilities provide a wide variety of RB of excellent quality and intensities to allow experimentation previously considered impossible. Indeed there are now proposals in the U.S. and elsewhere to build facilities even bigger and better, e.g. RIA and EURISOL. Following a brief overview of the field, emphasis will be given in this presentation to the new TRIUMF-ISAC facility located in Vancouver, Canada and some of the programs planned or in progress. In particular studies in the area of experimental nuclear astrophysics using the unique DRAGON facility will be presented including a description of the recently completed study of radiative proton capture on the radioactive species, 21Na. This reaction plays an important role in explosive scenario such as ONe novae and the production of the observable radioisotope, 22Na. Concluding comments will include future plans and some insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the present program.