EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 165, 2017Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VIII (NPA8 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||30 December 2017|
A new analysis technique to measure fusion excitation functions with large beam energy dispersions
1 INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania, Italy
2 Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia Universita’ di Catania, Catania, Italy
3 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
4 TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
5 Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Published online: 30 December 2017
Peculiar nuclear structures of two colliding nuclei such has clustering, neutron halo/skin or very low breakup thresholds can affect the reaction dynamics below the Coulomb barrier and this may also have astrophysical consequences. In order to have a better understanding of this topic, in the last decade, several experiments were performed. A typical experimental challenge of such studies is the need to measure excitation functions below the Coulomb barrier, having a strong energy dependence, with rather large beam energy dispersions inside the target. This may easily lead to ambiguities in associating the measured cross section with a proper beam energy. In this paper a discussion on this topic is reported and a new technique to deal with the above problem will be proposed.
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