Unexpected show up of incomplete fusion at low projectile energies
INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro,
2 Acc. Lab., Department of Physics, A. M. University, Aligarh - 202 002, India
3 Physics Department, S. V. College, Aligarh - 202 001, India
4 NP-Group, Inter-University Accelerator Center, New Delhi - 110 067, India
e-mail: email@example.com, present address: GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH, Planckstraße 1, D-64291 Darmstadt, Germany
In this paper, some of the important ﬁndings of recent measurements performed to study incomplete fusion at low bombarding energies (i.e., Elab ≈ 4-7 MeV/nucleon) in 12C, 16O+169Tm systems are brieﬂy summarized. The spin-distributions of xn, pxn, αxn/2αxn- channels have been measured to probe entirely different γ-emission patterns (and feeding intensity proﬁles) during the de-excitation of complete and incomplete fusion objects. Incomplete fusion strength function has been deduced (from the analysis of experimental excitation functions in context of equilibrated compound nucleus decay) to achieve information of onset and strength of incomplete fusion in terms of various entrance channel parameters. Presence of incomplete fusion at slightly above barrier energies has been conﬁrmed by the measurement of linear momentum distribution of heavy recoils. Present results conclusively demonstrate, the existence of incomplete fusion at low bombarding energies, its strong dependence on entrance channel parameters, and the possibility to populate high spin states.
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