Oscillations in the excitation function for complete fusion of O16+C12

P. Sperr, S. Vigdor, Y. Eisen, W. Henning, D. G. Kovar, T. R. Ophel, B. Zeidman

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The total fusion cross section for the O16+C12 system has been measured in the ranges 13AMeV<~Ec.m.<~27A MeV. The cross section is found to increase with bombarding energy up to Ec.m.A17 MeV but to stay roughly constant at higher energies, in qualitative agreement with predictions of current models. Superimposed on this average cross-section behavior we observe unexpected oscillations with a period of about 3-4 MeV (c.m. energy).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1976


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