Diaz-Torres, Alexis; Gasques , Leandro; Wiescher, M.
The impact of nuclear molecular configurations on the astrophysical S-factor for 16O + 16O is investigated within the realistic two-center shell model based on Woods-Saxon potentials. These molecular effects refer to the formation of a neck between the interacting nuclei and the radial dependent collective mass parameter. It is demonstrated that the former is crucial to explain the current experimental data with high accuracy and without any free parameter, whilst in addition the latter...[Show more]
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