Signature of smooth transition from sudden to adiabatic states in Heavy-Ion fusion reactions at deep Sub-Barrier energies

Takatoshi Ichikawa, Kouichi Hagino, Akira Iwamoto

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Abstract

We propose a novel extension of the standard coupled-channels framework for heavy-ion reactions in order to analyze fusion reactions at deep-sub-barrier incident energies. This extension simulates a smooth transition between the two-body and the adiabatic one-body states. To this end, we damp gradually the off-diagonal part of the coupling potential, for which the position of the onset of the damping varies for each eigenchannel. We show that this model accounts well for the steep falloff of the fusion cross sections for the O16+Pb208, Ni64+Ni64, and Ni58+Ni58 reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number202701
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume103
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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