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Title: Observation of the one- to six-neutron transfer reactions at sub-barrier energies

It was suggested many years ago that when two heavy nuclei are in contact during a grazing collision, the transfer of several correlated neutron-pairs could occur. Despite considerable experimental effort, however, so far only cross sections for up to four-neutron transfers have been uniquely identified. The main difficulties in the study of multi-neutron transfer reactions are the small cross sections encountered at incident energies close to the barrier, and various experimental uncertainties which can complicate the analysis of these reactions. We have for the first time found evidence for multi-neutron transfer reactions covering the full sequence from one- to six-neutron transfer reactions at sub-barrier energies in the system {sup 58}Ni + {sup 100}Mo.
Authors:
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  1. and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
166289
Report Number(s):
ANL--95/14
ON: DE96000985; TRN: 95:007970-0001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Aug 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Physics Division Annual Report, April 1, 1994--March 31, 1995; Henning, W.F.; PB: 207 p.
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; HEAVY IONS; TRANSFER REACTIONS; MOLYBDENUM 100 TARGET; NICKEL 58 REACTIONS; PROGRESS REPORT; NEUTRON REACTIONS; CROSS SECTIONS