Microscopic study of O-16+O-16 fusion


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Simenel C., Keser R. , Umar A. S. , Oberacker V. E.

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.88, no.2, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.88.024617
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW C

Abstract

We perform a study of O-16+O-16 fusion at above and below the interaction barrier energies using threedimensional time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) calculations at above-barrier energies and density-constrained TDHF calculations for the entire energy range. We discuss the variations of the experimental data at above the barrier energies. Calculations reasonably reproduce the observed energy-dependent broad oscillations in the fusion excitation functions. These oscillations result from overcoming L-dependent fusion barriers. The role of the coupling to low-lying octupole states is also discussed.