Fragmentation analysis of 88Mo* compound nucleus in view of different decay mechanisms
School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala 147004, Punjab, India
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Published online: 6 April 2020
In reference to the experimental data, the decay mechanism of 88Mo* compound system formed in 48Ti+40Ca reaction is investigated at three beam energies (Ebeam = 300, 450, and 600 MeV) using the collective clusterization approach of Dynamical Cluster decay Model (DCM). The calculations are done for spherical choice of fragmentation and with the inclusion of quadrupole (β2) deformations having “optimum” orientations. According to the experimental evidence 88Mo* decays via Fusion-Evaporation (FE) and Fusion-Fission (FF) processes, thus the decay cross-sections of this hot and rotating compound system are calculated for both channels. In FF decay mode, the explicit contribution of Intermediate Mass Fragments (IMF), Heavy Mass Fragments (HMF) and fission fragments (symmetric/asymmetric) is detected within DCM framework. The calculated FE and FF decay cross-sections find nice agreement with the available experimental data. Experimentally, it has been observed that the total contribution of FE and FF decay cross-sections is less than the total reaction cross-sections possibly due to the presence of some nCN component such as deep inelastic collisions (DIC), which generally contributes above critical angular momentum (ℓcr). The possibility of DIC contribution can be addressed as a future assignment in view of diminishing pocket of interaction potential above ℓcr.
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