We show that a large number of neutrons are expected to be transferred from the projectile to the target if a neutron rich unstable nucleus with a neutron skin is used as the projectile in heavy-ion collisions at energies about twice the Coulomb barrier. We then show that though the neutron halo enhances the fusion cross section through the size effect, the additional effect due to the molecular bond formation is not significant in the fusion between 11Li and 9Li at energies near and below the Coulomb barrier.
|Journal||Nuclear Physics, Section A|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 May 29|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics