Fusion calculations are carried out for + using the coupled-channels scattering formalism with an ingoing-wave boundary condition. The enhancement of the sub-barrier cross section due to couplings to inelastic excitation channels is studied and compared to simple, analytical estimates. At energies above the barrier the combined Coulomb-nuclear interaction significantly alters the distribution of angular momentum absorbed by the compound nucleus.
- Received 14 November 1983
- Published in the issue dated April 1984
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