Coupled-channels analysis of the 16O+208Pb fusion barrier distribution

C. R. Morton, A. C. Berriman, M. Dasgupta, D. J. Hinde, J. O. Newton, K. Hagino, I. J. Thompson

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Analyses using simplified coupled-channels models have been unable to describe the shape of the previously measured fusion barrier distribution for the doubly magic 16O + 208Pb system. This problem was investigated by remeasuring the fission excitation function for 16O + 208Pb with improved accuracy and performing more exact coupled-channels calculations, avoiding the constant-coupling and first-order coupling approximations often used in simplified analyses. Couplings to the single- and 2-phonon states of 208Pb, correctly taking into account the excitation energy and the phonon character of these states, particle transfers, and the effects of varying the diffuseness of the nuclear potential, were all explored. However, in contrast to other recent analyses of precise fusion data, no satisfactory simultaneous description of the shape of the experimental barrier distribution and the fusion cross sections for 16O + 208Pb was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044608
Pages (from-to)446081-4460811
Number of pages4014731
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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