Experimental study of the 18O(d, p)19O reaction and the ANC Method, V. Burjan, Nuclear Physics Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Rez, Czech Republic − The neutron capture rate 18O(n, g)19O is important for analysis of nucleosynthesis in inhomogeneous Big Bang models and also for models of helium burning  in massive red giant stars and AGB stars. Angular distributions of the 18O(d, p)19O reaction were measured at a deuteron energy of  16.3 MeV in NPI in Řež, Czech Republic, with the aim to determine Asymptotic Normalization Coefficients which can then be used for indirect determination of the direct contribution to the 18O(n, g)19O process. In the experiment, the gas target with 18O isotope of high purity 99.9% was used thus eliminating any contaminating reactions. Reaction products were measured by the set of 8 dE-E telescopes  consisting of thin and thick silicon surface-barrier detectors.  Angular distributions of proton transfers corresponding to 10 levels of 19O up to the 4.1093 MeV excitation energy were determined.  The analysis of angular distributions in the angular range 6 – 64 degree including also the angular distribution of elastically scattered deuterons was carried out by means of ECIS and DWBA codes. From the determined ANCs the direct contribution to the radiation capture 18O(n, g)19O was deduced.