Fusion barrier distributions and fission anisotropies

D. J. Hinde, C. R. Morton, M. Dasgupta, J. R. Leigh, J. P. Lestone, R. C. Lemmon, J. C. Mein, J. O. Newton, H. Timmers, N. Rowley, A. T. Kruppa

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Fusion excitation functions for 16,17O + 144Sm have been measured to high precision. The extracted fusion barrier distributions show a double-peaked structure interpreted in terms of coupling to inelastic collective excitations of the target. The effect of the positive Q-value neutron stripping channel is evident in the reaction with 17O. Fission and evaporation residue cross-sections and excitation functions have been measured for the reaction of 16O + 208Pb and the fusion barrier distribution and fission anisotropies determined. It is found that the moments of the fusion ℓ-distribution determined from the fusion and fission measurements are in good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Feb 6 1995

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    Hinde, D. J., Morton, C. R., Dasgupta, M., Leigh, J. R., Lestone, J. P., Lemmon, R. C., Mein, J. C., Newton, J. O., Timmers, H., Rowley, N., & Kruppa, A. T. (1995). Fusion barrier distributions and fission anisotropies. Nuclear Physics, Section A, 583(C), 135-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/0375-9474(94)00647-6