Observation of angular momentum saturation in deep-inelastic processes involving light heavy ions

D. Shapira, D. Schull, J. L.C. Ford, B. Shivakumar, R. L. Parks, R. A. Cecil, S. T. Thornton

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Abstract

The most probable value for the total kinetic energy of reaction products from strongly damped collisions of Si28 + C12 was found to increase with bombarding energy only up to a limiting value. This behavior suggests that the orbital angular momentum of the dinuclear complex formed in these collisions has reached a saturation value beyond which further increase is not possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1634-1637
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume53
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

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