The laboratory CIRCE (Center for Isotopic Research on Cultural and Environmental heritage), Caserta, Italy is equipped with a 3MV Pelletron tandem accelerator. The focus of CIRCE is on applied research on cultural and environmental heritage. However, a programme in Nuclear Astrophysics has been undertaken for the past few years. Experiments are performed using the recently installed recoil mass separator ERNA (European Recoil separator for Nuclear Astrophysics) for radiative capture reactions and scattering chamber with charged particle detection array for charged particle spectroscopy.
A short overview of the laboratory will be given, and the experimental programme in Nuclear Astrophysics will be discussed in detail.
Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..