Transport description for capture processes in nuclear collisions

S. Ayik, D. Shapira, B. Shivakumar

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A transport theory is developed for description of capture processes in low-energy nuclear collisions. It is based on the picture that a dinuclear molecular complex formed during early stages of the collision acts as a doorway configuration toward formation of a fully equilibrated compound nucleus, and this complex can decay into open binary channels while it evolves toward a compound nucleus. The evolution of the dinuclear molecular complex and its decay into binary fragmentation channels are determined by two coupled transport equations. The formalism, in a local equilibrium limit, is successfully applied to analyze complex fragment emission and fusion-evaporation data from collisions of Si+C, Si+N, and Mg+C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2610-2620
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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