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Is Friction Responsible for the Reduction of Fusion Rates Far Below the Coulomb Barrier?

Giraud, B; Karataglidis, S; Amos, K; Robson, B A


The fusion of two interacting heavy ions traditionally has been interpreted in terms of the penetration of the projectile into the target. Observed rates well below the Coulomb barrier are considerably lower than estimates obtained from penetration factors. One approach in the analysis of the data invokes coupling to nonelastic channels in the scattering as the source of the depletion. Another is to analyze those data in terms of tunneling in semiclassical models, with the observed depletion...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.69.064613


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