Beyond the coherent coupled channels description of nuclear fusion
New measurements of fusion cross sections at deep sub-barrier energies for the reactions 16O+204,208Pb show a steep but almost saturated logarithmic slope, unlike 64Ni-induced reactions. Coupled channels calculations cannot simultaneously reproduce these new data and above-barrier cross-sections with the same Woods-Saxon nuclear potential. It is argued that this highlights an inadequacy of the coherent coupled channels approach. It is proposed that a new approach explicitly including gradual...[Show more]
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