Giuseppe Ferdinando D'Agata

Assegnista di ricerca dal 16/12/2021 al 15/12/2022 - Responsabile scientifico: Maria Letizia SERGI


Master degree at the University of Catania with a thesis entitled "Misura della sezione d'urto 19F(alpha,p)22Ne con il metodo del Cavallo di Troia nel contesto astrofisico" (2014)

Ph.D thesis entitled "The 19F(alpha,p)22Ne and 23Na(p,alpha)20Ne reactions in astrophysical environment with the Trojan Horse Method" (2017)

From 2018 to 2021 I carried out my research activity with a Postdoctoral fellowship as a member of Nuclear Reaction Department of the Nuclear Pjysics Institute of the Czech Academy of Science. I was also a member of the "Spiral-CZ" project.

My mean field of research is focused on the study of nuclear reactions at astrophysical energies with indirect methods (Trojan Horse and Asymptotic Normalization Coefficiens). I was also involved in the ACTAR project developed in GANIL (France) and in the New Jedi project. The latter has the main goal to shed new light on the X17 light boson seen for the first time by Attila Krasznahorkay et al. while studying the 7Li+p reaction.

Attività di ricerca

Misure di sezione d’urto per reazioni nucleari di interesse per la nucleosintesi degli elementi pesanti tramite tecniche indirette di ANC e THM


Kiss, G. G.; et al.; Indirect determination of the astrophysical S- factor for the 6Li(p,gamma)7Be reaction using the asymptotic normalization coefficient method Physical Review C, 104, 015807, 2021, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.104.015807

Spartà, R.; et al.; 10B(n,alpha0)7Li and 10B(n,alpha1)7Li reactions measured via Trojan Horse Method, The European Physical Journal A, 57, 170, 2021, doi: 10.1140/EPJA/S10050-021-00481-0

D’Agata, G.; et al; 26Si(p,gamma)27P direct proton capture by means of the asymptotic normalization coefficients method for mirror nuclei, Physical Review C, 103, 015806, 2021, doi: 10.1103/PHYSREVC.103.015806

Burjan V., Mrazek J. and D'Agata G.; ANC From Experimental Perspective, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science, 7, 562466, 2020, doi: 10.3389/FSPAS.2020.562466

Pizzone, R. G.; et al.; Indirect measurement of the 3He(n,p)3H reaction cross section at Big Bang energies, The European Physical Journal A, 56, 199, 2020, doi: 10.1140/EPJA/S10050-020-00212-X

Kiss, G. G.; et al.; Astrophysical S-factor for the 3He(alpha,gamma)7Be reaction via the asymptotic normalization coefficient (ANC) method, Physics Letters B, 807, 135606, 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135606

Lamia, L.; et al.; Cross-section Measurement of the Cosmologically Relevant 7Be(n, alpha)4He Reaction over a Broad Energy Range in a Single Experiment, The Astrophysical Journal, 879, 1, 23, 2019, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/AB2234

D’Agata, G.; et al.; The 19F(alpha, p)22Ne Reaction at Energies of Astrophysical Relevance by Means of the Trojan Horse Method and Its Implications in AGB Stars, The Astrophysical Journal, 860, 1, 61, 2018, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/AAC207

Pizzone, R.G.; et al.; First Measurement of the 19F(alpha, p)22Ne Reaction at Energies of Astrophysical Relevance, The Astrophysical Journal, 836, 1, 57, 2017, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/836/1/57

Dell’Aquila, D.; et; al; High-Precision Probe of the Fully Sequential Decay Width of the Hoyle State in 12C, Physical Review Letters, 119, 13, 132501, 2017, doi: 10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.119.132501