Heavy-ion fusion reactions as macroscopic quantum tunneling

Noboru Takigawa, Kouichi Hagino

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Nuclear intrinsic degrees of freedom strongly enhance the fusion cross section in heavy-ion collisions at energies below the Coulomb barrier. We discuss the characteristics of this phenomenon from the points of view of macroscopic quantum tunneling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-122
Number of pages22
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number124
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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