Decoherence in nuclear collisions: Towards a new understanding of near Coulomb barrier nuclear reactions
To understand the underlying physical processes that might lead to loss of quantum coherence, high precision quasi-elastic excitation functions at sub-barrier energies were measured. Results show transfer events to high excitation energies, which may be impossible to model in a coherent picture. This points to the need to explicitly include quantum decoherence in nuclear reaction models and ultimately to a new understanding of near Coulomb barrier nuclear reactions.
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|Source:||Proceedings of LA RÁBIDA 2009, INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING ON NUCLEAR PHYSICS: BASIC CONCEPTS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS: THEORY, EXPERIMENTS AND APPLICATIONS|