Evidence of complete fusion in the sub-barrier16O + 238U reaction

K. Nishio, H. Ikezoe, Y. Nagame, M. Asai, K. Tsukada, S. Mitsuoka, K. Tsuruta, K. Satou, C. J. Lin, T. Ohsawa

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The measurement of evaporation residue (ER) cross sections in the 16O + 238U reaction for the energy range from above- to extreme sub-carrier was discussed. A statistical model calculation, for which partial cross sections are calculated by a coupled-channel model taking into account the prolate deformation of 238U, was used to reproduce the cross sections. An aerosol-loaded He-gas-jet system to was employed to transport ERs and their α decays were detected to determine the production rates. Complete fusion in the collision of the projectile with the tips of the 238U target was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number162701
Pages (from-to)162701-1-162701-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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