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Interplay of charge clustering and weak binding in reactions of ⁸Li

Cook, Kaitlin; Carter, Ian; Simpson, Edward; Dasgupta, Mahananda; Hinde, David; Bezzina, Lauren; Devi (Kalkal), Sunil; Sengupta, Chandrima; Simenel, Cedric; Swinton-Bland, Ben; Vo-Phuoc, Kirsten; Williams, Elizabeth


In collisions of light, stable, weakly bound nuclides, complete fusion (capture of all of the projectile charge) has been found to be suppressed by ∼30% at above-barrier energies. This is thought to be related to their low thresholds for breakup into charged clusters. The observation of fusion suppression in the neutron-rich radioactive nucleus Li8 is therefore puzzling: the lowest breakup threshold yields Li7+n which cannot contribute to fusion suppression because Li7 retains all the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.97.021601
Access Rights: Open Access


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