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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.71.054611
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.