Abstract : An explanation for the experimentally observed linear momentum transfer in light- and heavy-ion induced reactions is propounded by simple geometrical considerations in momentum space. We display explicity the transition from one-body to two-body dissipation. We obtain a surprising agreement with the experiments over the whole measured energy range.
C. Gregoire, F. Scheuter. Incomplete linear momentum transfer in nuclear reactions: An interplay between one-body and two-body dissipation. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 1984, 146, pp.21-24. <10.1016/0370-2693(84)90634-8>. <in2p3-00319929>