TY - JOUR

T1 - Role of virtual break-up of projectile in astrophysical fusion reactions

AU - Hagino, K.

AU - Hussein, M. S.

AU - Balantekin, A. B.

PY - 2003

Y1 - 2003

N2 - We study the effect of virtual Coulomb breakup, commonly known as the dipole polarizability, of the deuteron projectile on the astrophysical fusion reaction [Formula Presented]. We use the adiabatic approximation to estimate the potential shift due to the [Formula Presented] transition to the continuum states in the deuteron and compute the barrier penetrability in the WKB approximation. We find that the enhancement of the penetrability due to the deuteron breakup is too small to resolve the longstanding puzzle observed in laboratory measurements that the electron screening effect is surprisingly larger than theoretical prediction based on an atomic physics model. The effect of [Formula Presented] breakup in the [Formula Presented] reaction, as well as the [Formula Presented] breakup in the [Formula Presented] reaction is also discussed.

AB - We study the effect of virtual Coulomb breakup, commonly known as the dipole polarizability, of the deuteron projectile on the astrophysical fusion reaction [Formula Presented]. We use the adiabatic approximation to estimate the potential shift due to the [Formula Presented] transition to the continuum states in the deuteron and compute the barrier penetrability in the WKB approximation. We find that the enhancement of the penetrability due to the deuteron breakup is too small to resolve the longstanding puzzle observed in laboratory measurements that the electron screening effect is surprisingly larger than theoretical prediction based on an atomic physics model. The effect of [Formula Presented] breakup in the [Formula Presented] reaction, as well as the [Formula Presented] breakup in the [Formula Presented] reaction is also discussed.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevC.68.048801

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevC.68.048801

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85035262085

VL - 68

SP - 4

JO - Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

JF - Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

SN - 0556-2813

IS - 4

ER -