Fusion studies with RIBs
Oregon State University, 97331-4501, Corvallis, OR, USA
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Accepted: 31 March 2005
Published online: 29 June 2005
Recent developments in fusion studies with radioactive beams are reviewed critically from the perspective of an experimentalist. Typical available radioactive beam intensities and purities are shown along with the methods used to study evaporation residues and fission fragments. The fusion of halo and other loosely bound nuclei, i.e., 6He, 11Be, 17F, is discussed. Fusion studies with intermediate mass beams such as 29Al and 38S are reviewed. Recent studies with n-rich fission fragments such as 132Sn are shown. A discussion of fusion hindrance is presented and the use of radioactive beams in studying heavy nuclei is examined.
PACS: 28.52.-s Fusion reactors – / 25.70.Jj Fusion and fusion-fission reactions –
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