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Disentangling effects of nuclear structure in heavy element formation

Hinde, David; Thomas, Renju; du Rietz, Rickard; Diaz-Torres, Alexis; Dasgupta, Mahananda; Brown, Michael; Evers, Maurits; Gasques, Leandro; Rafiei, Ramin; Rodriguez, Matias


Forming the same heavy compound nucleus with different isotopes of the projectile and target elements allows nuclear structure effects in the entrance channel (resulting in static deformation) and in the dinuclear system to be disentangled. Using three isotopes of Ti and W, forming 232Cm, with measurement spanning the capture barrier energies, alignment of the heavy prolate deformed nucleus is shown to be the main reason for the broadening of the mass distribution of the quasifission...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-05-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.202701


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