Capture cross sections for the near symmetric Sn124+Zr96 reaction

A. M. Vinodkumar, W. Loveland, P. H. Sprunger, D. Peterson, J. F. Liang, D. Shapira, R. L. Varner, C. J. Gross, J. J. Kolata

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Capture-fission cross sections were measured for the near symmetric reaction between the massive nuclei Sn124 and Zr96 for center of mass energies from 195 to 265 MeV. Coincident fission fragments were detected and separated from elastic and deep inelastic scattering products by angle/energy/mass conditions. The measured capture cross sections agree quite well with calculations using the dinuclear system (DNS) model. The DNS model also predicts the fusion cross section for this reaction with a fusion barrier height of 208.0 MeV. The deduced extra push energy, corresponding to this barrier height, differs from that deduced from evaporation residue measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064612
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 29 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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