Dynamics and time-scales in breakup and fusion

M. Dasgupta*, D. H. Luong, D. J. Hinde, M. Evers, C. J. Lin, R. Du Rietz

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    Nuclear reaction dynamics at energies near the fusion barrier is known to be dominated by quantum effects, such as tunneling, and quantum superpositions that gives rise to channel couplings. The understanding of near-barrier reaction dynamics continues to evolve as improved experimental techniques reveal new facets of interaction dynamics. Recent coincidence measurements using weakly bound stable nuclei have not only provided a complete picture of the physical mechanisms triggering breakup, but have also shown how information on reaction dynamics occurring on time-scales of ∼zepto-seconds can be obtained experimentally. These new experimental findings demand major developments in quantum models of low energy nuclear reactions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012116
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event11th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions, NN 2012 - San Antonio, TX, United States
    Duration: 27 May 20121 Jun 2012


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