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Hadrons and Nuclei


Eur. Phys. J. A 12, 199-205 (2001)

Incomplete fusion reactions: Analysis of excitation functions and recoil range distributions in 16O + 51V

S. Mukherjee1, A. Sharma1, S. Sodaye2, B.S. Tomar2, A. Goswami2 and S.B. Manohar2

1  School of Studies in Physics, Vikram University, Ujjain 456 010, India
2  Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India

smukherjee@nac.ac.za

(Received: 20 June 2001 / Revised version: 5 September 2001 Communicated by W.F. Henning)

Abstract
Incomplete fusion reactions were investigated by measuring the excitation functions of nine evaporation residues in 16O + 51V reaction in the beam energy 4-6 MeV/amu, using the well-known recoil catcher technique and gamma-ray spectrometry. The experimental data were compared with that obtained from Monte Carlo simulation calculations using the PACE2 code. The results indicate the presence of incomplete fusion process in the production of two alpha emission products. This was further confirmed by the measurement of recoil range distribution of these isotopes at 96 MeV beam energy. Calculations of the average angular momentum associated with these products revealed the peripheral nature of these ICF reactions.

PACS
25.70.Jj - Fusion and fusion-fission reactions.
25.70.Gh - Compound nucleus.

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