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Di-nucleus dynamics towards fusion of heavy nuclei

Abstract : The Two-Step Model for fusion of massive systems is briefly recapitulated, which clar- ifies the mechanism of so-called fusion hindrance. Since the neck changes the potential landscape, especially the height of the conditional saddle point, time evolution of the neck degree of freedom plays a crucial role in fusion. We analytically solve time-evolution of nuclear shape of the composite system from di-nucleus to mono-nucleus. The time- dependent distribution function of the neck is obtained, which elucidates dynamics of fusion processes in general, and thus, is useful for theoretical predictions on synthesis of the superheavy elements with various combinations of incident heavy ions.
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Y. Abe, Caiwan Shen, G. Kosenko, D. Boilley, B.G. Giraud. Di-nucleus dynamics towards fusion of heavy nuclei. International Journal of Modern Physics E, World Scientific Publishing, 2008, 17 (10), pp.2214-2220. ⟨10.1142/S0218301308011367⟩. ⟨in2p3-00310894⟩

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