Fusion and reactions of exotic nuclei
I. Martel1, E.F. Aguilera2, L. Acosta3, A.M. Sánchez-Benítez1 and R. Wolski4
Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universidad de Huelva, E-21071 Huelva, Spain
2 Departamento de Aceleradores, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, 11801 México, D.F., México
3 INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, I-95123 Catania, Italy
Published online: 19 October 2011
Close to the drip lines, the scattering cross sections of halo nuclei show a different behaviour as compared to the tightly bound projectiles of the stability line. Several experiments carried out in the last decade have been dedicated to investigate the competition between transfer, breakup and fusion channels at energies around and below the Coulomb barrier. The rather complex scenario gives rise to conﬂicting conclusions concerning the effect of breakup and transfer on reaction dynamics and the sub-barrier fusion process. In this work we discuss recent experimental ﬁndings in fusion and reactions of 6He halo nucleus at energies around the Coulomb barrier.
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