Study of nuclear structure influencing fusion reactions
GSI Helmholzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
2 Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 319-1184 Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan
3 China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275 (10), Beijing, China
The influence of the nuclear structure of projectile and target nuclei on the capture cross-sections was investigated in the fusion reactions 34S+204,206,208Pb and 36S+204,206,208Pb. Capture cross-sections were deduced from the fission fragments measured with multi-wire proportional counters. Significantly enhanced capture-fission cross-sections were observed for the 34S induced reactions compared to 36S at beam energies below the interaction barriers. The experimental results were compared to a coupled-channel calculation. The enhancement was explained by strong couplings to vibrational states of the 34S with 204,206,208Pb. The capture and evaporation residue cross-sections of 34S+208Pb and 36S+206Pb reactions which lead to the same compound nucleus 242Cf are compared and discussed.
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