Quantum statistical effects on fusion dynamics of heavy ions

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Ayik S., Yilmaz B., Gokalp A., Yilmaz O. , Takigawa N.

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.71, no.5, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.71.054611
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW C


To describe the fusion of two very heavy nuclei at near barrier energies, a generalized Langevin approach is proposed. The approach incorporates the quantum statistical fluctuations in accordance with the fluctuation and dissipation theorem. It is illustrated that the quantum statistical effects introduce an enhancement of the formation of a compound nucleus, though the quantum enhancement is somewhat less pronounced as indicated in the previous calculations.