Fusion of neutron-rich oxygen nuclei

Romualdo Desouza, Justin Vadas, Varinderjit Singh, Blake Wiggins, Tracy Steinbach, Zidu Lin, Chuck Horowitz, Lagy Baby, Sean Kuvin, Vandana Tripathi, Ingo Wiedenhover, Sait Umar

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Measurement of the fusion excitation function for 18O + 12C and 19O + 12C is described. The fusion cross-section is extracted through the direct measurement of evaporation residues resulting from the fusion process. At near barrier energies, the single additional neutron present in 19O results in an enhancement in the fusion cross-section by a factor of over three as compared to 18O.

Original languageEnglish
Article number00013
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - 22 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventFUSION 2017 - Hobart, Australia
Duration: 20 Feb 201724 Feb 2017

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The support of the staff at Florida State University’s John D. Fox accelerator in providing the 18O and 19O beams made this experiment feasible. We gratefully acknowledge their efforts. Development of the Sao Paulo model code by Dr. Helber Dussan is gratefully acknowledged. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant Nos. DE-FG02-88ER-40404 (Indiana University), DE-FG02-87ER40365 (Indiana University Nuclear Theory), DE-SC0008808 (NUCLEI SciDAC Col-

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U.S. Department of Energy


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