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Title: Cluster-impact fusion

We present a model for the cluster-impact-fusion experiments of Buehler, Friedlander, and Friedman, Calculated fusion rates as a function of bombarding energy for constant cluster size agree well with experiment. The dependence of the fusion rate on cluster size at fixed bombarding energy is explained qualitatively. The role of correlated, coherent collisions in enhanced energy loss by clusters is emphasized.
Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. (Departamento de Fisica de Materiales, Facultad de Quimica, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Apartado 1072, San Sebastian 20080, Spain (ES))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6826059
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; (USA); Journal Volume: 64:12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; DEUTERIUM COMPOUNDS; MOLECULE COLLISIONS; HEAVY WATER; ACCELERATION; ION PAIRS; TITANIUM COMPOUNDS; ENERGY LOSSES; KEV RANGE 100-1000; PARTICLE SIZE; SURFACES; TARGETS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS; COLLISIONS; ENERGY RANGE; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; KEV RANGE; LOSSES; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SIZE; SYNTHESIS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; WATER 656003* -- Condensed Matter Physics-- Interactions between Beams & Condensed Matter-- (1987-)