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# Simulation of fusion and quasi-fission in nuclear reactions leading to production of superheavy elements using the Constrained Molecular Dynamics model

## Abstract

Fusion dynamics and the onset of quasi-fission in reactions, leading to production of superheavy nuclei are investigated using the constrained molecular dynamics model. Constraints on the parameters of the nuclear equation of state are derived from experimental fusion probabilities. Here, the obtained constraint on the modulus of incompressibility of nuclear matter *K* _{0} = 240 –260 MeV is consistent with the results of previous study using the Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck equation and also with constraints derived using the recent neutron star binary collision event GW170817. Unlike the modulus of incompressibility of symmetric nuclear matter, the stiffness of the density-dependence of symmetry energy influences the fusion probability only weakly.

- Authors:

- Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (Slovakia)
- Czech Technical Univ., Prague (Czech Republic)
- National and Kapodistrian Univ. of Athens, Athens (Greece)
- Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 1572722

- Grant/Contract Number:
- NA0003841

- Resource Type:
- Accepted Manuscript

- Journal Name:
- Nuclear Physics. A

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 992; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474

- Publisher:
- Elsevier

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Nucleus-nucleus collisions; Nuclear equation of state; Quasifission; Superheavy nuclei

### Citation Formats

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Klimo, Jozef, Veselsky, Martin, Souliotis, G. A., and Bonasera, A. Simulation of fusion and quasi-fission in nuclear reactions leading to production of superheavy elements using the Constrained Molecular Dynamics model. United States: N. p., 2019.
Web. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2019.121640.
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Klimo, Jozef, Veselsky, Martin, Souliotis, G. A., & Bonasera, A. Simulation of fusion and quasi-fission in nuclear reactions leading to production of superheavy elements using the Constrained Molecular Dynamics model. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2019.121640.
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Klimo, Jozef, Veselsky, Martin, Souliotis, G. A., and Bonasera, A. Tue .
"Simulation of fusion and quasi-fission in nuclear reactions leading to production of superheavy elements using the Constrained Molecular Dynamics model". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2019.121640.
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title = {Simulation of fusion and quasi-fission in nuclear reactions leading to production of superheavy elements using the Constrained Molecular Dynamics model},

author = {Klimo, Jozef and Veselsky, Martin and Souliotis, G. A. and Bonasera, A.},

abstractNote = {Fusion dynamics and the onset of quasi-fission in reactions, leading to production of superheavy nuclei are investigated using the constrained molecular dynamics model. Constraints on the parameters of the nuclear equation of state are derived from experimental fusion probabilities. Here, the obtained constraint on the modulus of incompressibility of nuclear matter K0 = 240 –260 MeV is consistent with the results of previous study using the Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck equation and also with constraints derived using the recent neutron star binary collision event GW170817. Unlike the modulus of incompressibility of symmetric nuclear matter, the stiffness of the density-dependence of symmetry energy influences the fusion probability only weakly.},

doi = {10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2019.121640},

journal = {Nuclear Physics. A},

number = C,

volume = 992,

place = {United States},

year = {2019},

month = {10}

}