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Systematic Failure of the Woods-Saxon Nuclear Potential to Describe Both Fusion and Elastic Scattering: Possible Need for a New Dynamical Approach to Fusion

Newton, John; Butt, Rachel D; Dasgupta, Mahananda; Hinde, David; Gontchar, I.I.; Morton, Clyde; Hagino, Kouichi


A large number of precision fusion excitation functions, at energies above the average fusion barriers, have been fitted using the Woods-Saxon form for the nuclear potential in a barrier passing model of fusion. They give values for the empirical diffuseness parameter a ranging between 0.75 and 1.5 fm, compared with values of about 0.65 fm which generally reproduce elastic scattering data. There is a clear tendency for the deduced a to increase strongly with the reaction charge product Z1Z2,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.70.024605


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