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Zeptosecond dynamics of transfer-triggered breakup: mechanisms, timescales, and consequences for fusion

Cook, Kaitlin

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Above-barrier complete fusion cross-sections for reactions with light, weakly-bound nuclei such as 6,7Li and 9Be are suppressed relative to expectations from theory and experiment. This has been interpreted to be a result of the weakly-bound nucleus breaking up into its cluster constituents, reducing the probability of complete charge capture. However, experiments to probe mechanisms of breakup in below-barrier reactions of 9Be and 6,7Li with high atomic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116974

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