Role of noncollective excitations in low-energy heavy-ion reactions

S. Yusa, K. Hagino, N. Rowley

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We investigate the effect of single-particle excitations on heavy-ion reactions at energies near the Coulomb barrier. To this end, we describe single-particle degrees of freedom with the random matrix theory and solve the coupled-channels equations for one-dimensional systems. We find that the single-particle excitations hinder the penetrability at energies above the barrier, leading to a smeared barrier distribution. This indicates that the single-particle excitations provide a promising way to explain the difference in a quasielastic barrier distribution recently observed in Ne20+Zr90,92 systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024606
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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