Large-angle scattering and quasielastic barrier distributions

K. Hagino, N. Rowley

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We study in detail the barrier distributions extracted from large-angle quasielastic scattering of heavy ions at energies near the Coulomb barrier. Using a closed-form expression for scattering from a single barrier, we compare the quasielastic barrier distribution with the corresponding test function for fusion. We examine the isocentrifugal approximation in coupled-channels calculations of quasielastic scattering and find that for backward angles it works well, justifying the concept of a barrier distribution for scattering processes. This method offers an interesting tool for investigating unstable nuclei. We illustrate this for the 32Mg+ 208Pb reaction, where the quadrupole collectivity of the neutron-rich 32Mg remains to be clarified experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054610
Pages (from-to)054610-1-054610-11
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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