A complete picture of the breakup in 6,7Li-induced reactions

D. H. Luong, D. J. Hinde, M. Dasgupta, M. Evers, R. Rafiei, R. Du Rietz

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    Experiments with weakly-bound nuclei have demonstrated that breakup significantly affects the reaction outcomes. Coincidence measurements of breakup fragments at sub-barrier energies, using a position sensitive back-angle detector array covering 117° to 167°, have enabled the complete characterisation of the breakup processes in the reactions of the weakly-bound 6,7Li with 208Pb. The timescales of different breakup processes were also extracted from the fragments kinematics, enabling a clear characterization of prompt and delayed breakup. The majority of these prompt breakup events are triggered by n-stripping for 6Li, and p-pickup for 7Li. The demonstration that the reaction dynamics and outcomes can be significantly determined not only by the properties of the two colliding nuclei, but by the ground-state and excited state properties of their neighbours, is a key insight for understanding and predicting reactions of weakly-bound nuclei near the limits of nuclear existence.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication5th International Conference, FUSION 2011
    EditorsD. Lacroix, Ch. Schmitt, A. Navin, H. Goutte, M. Rejmund
    PublisherEDP Sciences
    ISBN (Electronic)9782759806935
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2011
    Event5th International Conference on FUSION 2011 - Saint-Malo, France
    Duration: 2 May 20116 May 2011

    Publication series

    NameEPJ Web of Conferences
    ISSN (Print)2101-6275
    ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


    Conference5th International Conference on FUSION 2011


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