Quantum effects in the diffusion process to form a heavy nucleus in heavy-ion fusion reactions

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Washiyama K., Yilmaz B., Ayik S., Takigawa N.

International Conference on Reaction Mechanisms and Nuclear Structure, Venice, Italy, 19 - 23 March 2006, vol.853, pp.187-188 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 853
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.2338376
  • City: Venice
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-188
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


We discuss quantum effects in the diffusion process which is used to describe the shape evolution from the touching configuration of fusing two nuclei to a compound nucleus. Applying the theory with quantum effects to the case where the potential field, the mass and friction parameters are adapted to realistic values of heavy-ion collisions, we show that the quantum effects play significant roles at low temperatures which are relevant to the synthesis of superheavy elements.