Title: Coupled channels calculation of fusion reaction for selected medium systems

Authors: Malik S. Mehemed; Sarah M. Obaid; Fouad A. Majeed

Addresses: Education Directorate Babylon, Ministry of Education, Babil, Iraq ' Department of Biomedical Engineering, Al-Mustaqbal University College, Babil, Iraq ' Department of Physics, College of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Babylon, Hillah, Iraq

Abstract: This study focuses on using a semi-classical and quantum mechanical approach based originally on the theory of Winther and Alder that is used to explain the Coulomb excitation. This approach is called the coupled channels with continuum-discretised (CCCD), where the semi-classical and quantum models were used to investigate the channel coupling effects on the determination of the cross section for fusion σfus (mb) and the distribution of the fusion barrier Dfus (mb/MeV) for systems 14N+59Co, 16O+64Ni and 18O+64Ni. The comparison between the results of the semi-classical and quantum mechanical models along with the corresponding experimental data shows clearly that the adopted semi-classical model is very competitive to the quantum mechanical model and can be considered as efficient approach to study the properties of the fusion reactions.

Keywords: fusion reactions; breakup channel; fusion barrier distribution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNEST.2020.10034468

International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology, 2020 Vol.14 No.2, pp.165 - 180

Received: 25 Oct 2019
Accepted: 08 Sep 2020

Published online: 04 Jan 2021 *

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