Role of neutron rearrangement channels in sub-barrier fusion
1 Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR, Dubna, 141980 Russia
2 International University “Dubna”, Dubna, 141980 Russia
Published online: 29 January 2015
Different factors influencing the sub-barrier fusion enhancement owing to neutron rearrangement with positive Q values are studied. It was found that opposite to the previous opinion the presence of positive Q values is necessary but not sufficient to observe enhancement of the sub-barrier fusion. “Rigidity” of colliding nuclei with respect to collective excitations plays a crucial role for the sub-barrier fusion enhancement due to neutron rearrangement. Neutron binding energy has a strong impact but only in the case of fusion of light nuclei.
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