Role of the Skyrme tensor force in heavy-ion fusion
1 Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37235, USA
Published online: 29 January 2015
We make use of the Skyrme effective nuclear interaction within the time-dependent Hartree-Fock framework to assess the effect of inclusion of the tensor terms of the Skyrme interaction on the fusion window of the 16O–16O reaction. We find that the lower fusion threshold, around the barrier, is quite insensitive to these details of the force, but the higher threshold, above which the nuclei pass through each other, changes by several MeV between different tensor parametrisations. The results suggest that eventually fusion properties may become part of the evaluation or fitting process for effective nuclear interactions.
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