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Zeptosecond contact times for element Z=120 synthesis

Albers, H. M.; Khuyagbaatar, J.; Hinde, David; Carter, Ian; Cook, Kaitlin; Dasgupta, Mahananda; Dullmann, Ch. E.; Eberhardt, K.; Jeung, Dongyun; Devi (Kalkal), Sunil; Kindler, B.; Lobanov, Nikolai; Lommel, B.; Mokry, C.; Edayillam, prasad; Rafferty, Dominic; Runke, Jorg; Sekizawa, Kazuyuki; Sengupta, Chandrima; Simenel, Cedric; Simpson, Edward; Smith, Jessica; Thorle-Pospiech, P.; Vo-Phuoc, Kirsten; Walshe, Joseph; Williams, Elizabeth


The synthesis of new superheavy elements beyond oganesson (Z=118) requires fusion reactions with projectile nuclei with proton numbers larger than that of 48Ca (Z=20), which has been successfully employed for the synthesis of elements with Z=112-118. In such reactions, fusion is drastically hindered by fast non-equilibrated dynamical processes. Attempts to produce nuclei with Z=120 using the 64Ni+238U, 58Fe+244Pu, 54Cr+248Cm, and 50Ti+249Cf reactions have been made, which all result in larger...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-09-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics Letters B
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135626
Access Rights: Open Access


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