Fusion of neutron-rich oxygen nuclei
Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA
2 Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408 USA
3 Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA
4 Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 32306 USA
5 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 USA
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Published online: 22 November 2017
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.
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